A single parent is one living without a spouse and on whose shoulders lies the higher responsibility of looking after a child. The single parent is the primary caregiver with whom the children have most residency with. In most circumstances, it occurs after separation or divorce and the mother becomes the primary caregiver as the custodial parent, and the father becomes a secondary giver as the noncustodial parent. In some instances though, such roles may interchange between the parents. The single parent faces some unique challenges and should always be ready to tackle them and maintain a happy family. The main challenge is how to influence a child's growth and development positively without the child being affected substantially by the absence of the other parent.
Research has shown that the growing rate of single - parent homes in our nation correlates to the increase in child poverty. The effects on a child who grows up in an economically disadvantaged home are not the only challenges they face, The definition of single parenthood may vary according to local laws of nations or provinces. This behavior is often criminal. Habitual rule breaking and chronic disregard for sociolegal restraints are behavioral characteristics attributed to individuals who are labeled antisocial personality.
Some people believe missing one parent may affect a child emotionally. Children may request additional attention from the favored parent. Lack of family structure. Becoming socially impaired towards the absent parent.
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