Friday, March 6, 2009


Potato eaters

i did this topic during my parenting class and

i find it very interesting.

a lot of my relatives and frens are facing this situation.

im not saying its bad or good.

but this is wat is happening now.

Single parent

A single parent also known as a lone parent and sole parent is a parent who cares for one or more children without the support of another parent in the home. "Single parenthood" may vary according to the local laws of different nations or regions.

Single-parent families are generally categorized by the sex of the custodial parent mother-only or father-only families. Mother-only families include widows, divorced and separated women, and never-married mothers. In the case of divorce, mothers are usually given custody in the United States and other developed countries. In Italy, in 1997, for example, 90 percent of children whose parents divorced went into the custody of their mothers. Since the vast majority of single parents are mothers, most of the research focuses on female-headed families. However, regardless of sex, single parents share similar problems and challenges.

Single parenthood may occur for a variety of reasons. It could be choice by the parent but not just because of divorce, there is also cases of adoptions, artificial inseminations, surrogate motherhoods, or extramarital pregnancies, or be the result of an unforeseeable event such as death or abandonment by one parent


According to the US Census Bureau report, in the US the percentage of households headed by single parents has remained fairly stable between 1994 and 2006 at about 9%. By comparison, that number was at 5% in 1970.

Most single parents are female. In the past few years there are more men heading single parent families. 2 million households in the US are headed by unmarried fathers.

According to Families and Living Arrangements: 2006, there were 12.9 million one-parent families in 2006, 10.4 million single-mother families and 2.5 million single-father families. Data are from the 2006 Current Population Survey’s (CPS) Annual Social and Economic Supplement (ASEC), conducted in February, March and April at about 100,000 addresses nationwide. In 2003, 14% of all Australian households were single-parent families. Since 2001, 31% of babies born in Australia were born to unmarried mothers. Many of these mothers may not be single parents, as they may simply live with their supportive partners without getting formally married.

In the United Kingdom, there are 5.9 million single parents as of 2005, with 3.1 million children. About 1 out of 4 families with dependent children are single-parent families. According to a survey done by the United Kingdom, 9% of single parents in the UK are fathers, UK poverty figures show that 47% of single parent families are below the Government-defined poverty line after considering the housing costs.

all in all.

its a pity that marriages cant last till daeth do us part.

but we cant deny that things are just meant to be,

and people do grow apart.


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