Question by  cheldi (95)

What are some considerations when thinking about becoming a single parent?


Answer by  startrek (79)

You have a responsibility to think of the child, if you wish to become a single parent. This can be a good decision if you are financially stable, have a support system to help care for the child, and have thought about how a new child will alter the lifestyle you now enjoy.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

1. There is no immediate fall back on the other parent. 2. A child without a father is more likely to go to jail, have mental illness, drop out of school, and have drugs. Thus a child having only one parent is a strong indicator of a worse life outcome.


Answer by  DouglasEarlClore (1236)

Will I be able to earn enough money with only a single income? What will I do for child care? How will large blocks of separation affect the bonding process during early childhood. Is this something I will regret? Will my parents be able to help? What is the best thing for the child and myself concerning dating and remarriage?


Answer by  Danie (993)

You have to think about how it will affect your child. Since you will need income to support them, you cannot always be home for them. You also need to think about how it will impact their happiness with only one parent in the home to take care of them.

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