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What are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Single Parent Families?

What are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Single Parent Families?

With so many families today parented by single moms or dads, what are the advantages and disadvantages single parent families, and how can we make them better? Single parents often worry that their children will somehow be damaged from living in a single parent family. While a single parent family may not be the ideal situation for raising children, many two-parent families are also less than desirable. Kids can actually benefit from living in a single parent family, so here are a few of the advantages and disadvantages of living in a sole parent family. Disadvantages of Single Parent Families Some of the key disadvantages of single parent families include… 1. Time: Many aspects of parenting are far better if two of you were doing them, and things which are timing-based like trips to and from school, after-school sport and recreation things like dance classes or karate are much harder to do as a sole parent than in conjunction with another. 2. Discipline: Many children are experts at wearing you down, so discipline is often more difficult because the complaints and protests of your children are unrelenting. 3. Working: If you are working yourself, it is often more difficult to do without some sort of support, especially as you try and work your job situation into your children’s schooling or day-care. 4. Relationships: Starting a new relationship or dating can be difficult for single moms and dads, with the need for children to be minded and the concern about how the children will bond with the prospective partner.   Advantages of Single Parent Families 1. Discipline Discipline should be easier with two adults, but the reality is that it is often easier with only one especially if the other one fails to agree with the type of discipline involved. 2. ...

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