Did you grow up in a household where you had a single parent? A single mom or a single dad? Although having two parents in the picture is definitely beneficial for kids growing up, it’s not always the case. There are many children today who are going through life with just a single parent, and when they reach adulthood, many of them become highly successful, happy individuals. Both negative and positive psychological effects of having a single parent have been studied extensively. In this video, we cover some of those positive and negative consequences. This topic was also highly requested by many of Psych2Go’s Community members. #psych2go #singleparentsfrom Youtube/Psych2Go Channel
There are advantages and disadvantages in a single parent set-up.
Being a single parent gives you the privilege to make all the decisions for your child. This could also mean you are independent and would not have to rely on anybody else. And noteworthy of mention is that you can give your full attention to a child without worrying about shared parenting time.
But also, we must not forget the downsides too. Being a single parent means all the financial hurdles will be yours alone. You have to work for a living, and when you get back home you might feel overworked but still has to take care of the child and do what parents usually do inside their homes. At some point, you might also feel lonely being alone.