Parenting (or child rearing) is the process of promoting and supporting the physical, emotional, social, financial, and intellectual development of a child from infancy to adulthood. Parenting refers to the aspects of raising a child aside from the biological relationship.

Does single parenting affect children?

by John Kelly  | LiveSstyle-HowThingsWork 08 May 2015 The face of single parenting has changed in recent decades. It’s no longer synonymous with “broken” homes or “illegitimate” children — probably at least in part because single parenting is more common now, and parents are more likely to be on their own because they choose to […]

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More than Half of all Children in the US Will Likely Live With an Unmarried Mother

PUBLIC RELEASE: 16-DEC-2014 PRINCETON UNIVERSITY, WOODROW WILSON SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS PRINCETON, N.J.–More than half of all American children will likely live with an unmarried mother at some point before they reach age 18, according to a report issued by Princeton University and Harvard University. The absence of a biological father increases the likelihood […]

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What is a Single Parent?

A single parent is a parent, not living with a spouse or partner, who has most of the day-to-day responsibilities in raising the child or children. A single parent is usually considered the primary caregiver, meaning the parent the children have residency with the majority of the time. If the parents are separated or divorced, children […]

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Causes of Single Parenting

Death of a partner Historically, death of a partner was a common cause of single parenting. Diseases and maternal death not infrequently resulted in a widower or widow responsible for children. At certain times wars might also deprive significant numbers of families of a parent. Improvements in sanitation and maternal care have decreased mortality for […]

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Mothers Are the Sole or Primary Provider in Four-in-Ten Households with Children

Mothers Are the Sole or Primary Provider in Four-in-Ten Households with Children; The Public is Conflicted about the Growing Trend By Wendy Wang, Kim Parker and Paul Taylor Pew Research Social & Demographics Trends Overview Public Views on Changing Gender Roles Married Mothers Who Out-Earn Their Husbands Rising Share of Single Mothers Appendix 1: Additional […]

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The Parenting Gap

By: Richard V. Reeves and Kimberly Howard According to a new Center on Children and Families paper by Richard Reeves and Kimberly Howard, the parenting gap is a big factor in the opportunity gap. The chances of upward social mobility are lower for children with parents struggling to do a good job – in terms […]

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