Children of single parents have been found to develop emotional and psychological problems. They also feel insecure and have difficulty in social situations. They lack confidence and feel dejected. The child has increased risk for addiction, injury, psychiatric disease and suicide as compared to those raised in two-parent households.
Here are some negative effects that confront children raised by a single parent.
Emotional and psychological effects
A single parent must manage their schedule to fit in all the important things. It is a rarity that a single parent can balance all of these demands. The child is left with unfulfilled emotional and psychological needs. This can lead to addiction, injury, psychiatric disease and suicide.
Insecurity and social challenges
Children easily detect anxiety in their parent. Single parents are often stressed and worried about money. They lack the resources to give the child the basics plus the education that is most desirable. This financial stress causes insecurity and impacts a child’s ability to concentrate at school and get along socially.
Children of a single parent need extra support
Single-parent families need an effective support system so the child will not experience long-lasting damage.
Do you think children of single parents are at a disadvantage?
If you were raised in a single parent family, please share your experiences growing up.
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