Single Parent Risk

If you’re a single parent, you know working and raising a child is a stressful balance. Unfortunately, research shows your children may be struggling too.

In a new study, researchers report that children of single parents report poorer physical health than children from two-parent households. Another study found children growing up in single parent homes were twice as likely to develop serious depression and turn to alcohol or other addictions.

Certainly, plenty of children from single parent homes grow up healthy. But if you are a single parent, talk to your child often. Know how they are doing, help them where you can, and consider ways to get positive role models of the opposite sex into their lives.

As a single parent, you have one of the toughest jobs in the world, but you and your child can beat the odds.

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