Single Parent Family

By Daniela Gonzalez

Defining The Single Parent Family

  1. A single parent is a parent, not living with a spouse or partner, who has most of the day-to-day responsibilities in raising the child or children. A single parent is usually considered the primary caregiver, meaning theparent the children have residency with the majority of the time.

Family struggles: Financial Strain

  1. finachial strain supporting yourself and the child or children
  2. social insolation single mom tell us that they sometimes feel trapped underneath
  3. decison pressure parenting is hard there are alot of gray areas
  4. gulit is there any end to guilt single parents feels if you known your decisones
  5. fatigue lets face your doing alone what was desciones to be a 2 person

Benefits of being a single parent:

  • No more fighting about who does what.
  • There's no one to undermine my authority.
  • The closet is all mine.
  • Pay for everything by yourself

What a single parent family looks like

  1. mom or dad
  2. child or children

Responsibilities of a single parent

  1. Raise the child on your own
  2. Work to provide for your child's needs
  3. Care for the needs of your child by yourself when your child is sick

Effects of being a single parent on a child

  • Children get frustrated more
  • Childs performance in school is lower
  • Low Self-esteem
  • Increased violent behaviors


The Single Parent Alliance & Resource Center (SPARC) was incorporated as a community based non profit 501(c)3 agency in 2001. Since its inception, it has worked diligently to improve the lives of single parent families in its community. SPARC is dedicated to supporting single parents in their efforts to raise happy, healthy, well adjusted, successful children.

We got our information from:

  • Google
  • Google Images
  • Children The Early Years by Celia Anita 2004