problems because they tend to lack economic security and adequate time with parents”.
The simple statement that raw criminals are products of single-parent adolescence is
absurd. What this writer must understand is that it can be extremely difficult for one
parent to raise a child by themselves for many reasons. A single-parent must work full
time to be able to afford to provide for themselves and their child. They must also be able
to still have time to offer an exuberant amount of emotional time for the well being of
their child. However, even though this may seem impossible, it can be done.
As this subject continues to be looked down on people must realize that single
parents are becoming more common in today’s world. Since 1995 the American family
structure for children ages fourteen to eighteen consists of forty-two percent living in a
first marriage family with both parents, twenty-two percent living in a second marriage
step-family, twenty-one percent living in a single parent, divorced or separated family,
six percent living in a single parent never married family and three percent living in a
single parent widowed family. This is an extremely scary statistic considering that fiftyeight
percent of children in America are living in a single parent family. This is a chilling
percentage because it shows how little faith is put into a relationship before actually