There have been monumental changes in the way Americans view and live their lives, resulting in both good and bad consequences.
This would include the changing face of the American family.
Their isolation in some States has led to poor development of their children as they are left to offer parental duties to the children.
This paper will try to argue out whether societal judgment of single parents based on its cause is justifiable.
“Since 1970, the number of children living in a single family has doubled.
In fact, statistics from 1992 indicate that single parent families represent 30% of U. households, while 25% represent two parent households.For instance, single parenthood arising from death of one partner is usually considered correct.However, it does not shoulder the responsibilities that come with it.Single parenthood may be caused by either of these, choice or unexpected circumstances.The latter include death of one of the parents, abandonment which may occur in tough conditions, parents who neglect their children may cause them to rely on the others for both needs, teenage pregnancies or children born outside marriage.A major concern of the single parent, regardless of ethnicity or reasons for single status, is financial.For the African American population, the prevalence of unmarried, female, single and head of the household families without interaction from the father has led to stereotypes.On the other hand, single parenthood arising from separation and divorce face integration problems in the society, apart from the increased responsibilities.This disparity in how the society and community at large treat single parents has raised concern all over the world.Among Caucasians, many of single parent households are the result of divorce and have less emphasis on the financial contributions of the absent parent.Oftentimes, when a single parent raises a child, they are seen as a broken family. However, the number of single parent families has grown rapidly, and is expected to continue to rise.