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Misconceptions of Chidlren in a Single-Parent Family

Running Head : Single-Parent Families

If the child is supported emotionally from their single-parent , the academia and well being for the child often results positive

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Abstract

A lot of misconceptions have been advanced in regard to single parent families especially on the part of the children raised from such family backgrounds . Children from these families are thought to be delinquent often falling on the wrong side of the law they experience other social problems and are likely to drop out of school . There

is nothing positive that has been said of these families . However , what should be noted is the fact that there are children from single parent families who lead a successful life and that the problems exhibited by others are not solely from the single parenting but from other factors as well that come with single parenting

Introduction

There has been a lot of misconception being attributed to children who are raised by single parents in regard to their development and well being . Single parent phenomenon is no longer something unheard of in our society . Such families are commonplace in our societies today . According to the United States Census Bureau , close to a third of American families are headed by a single parent . The number of single parent families was estimated to be slightly above the 12 million mark in 2000 (Ketteringham , 2007 . With an increasing trend in the single parent families across the US , researchers have conducted surveys to measure the impact of...

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