C&E Essay[1][1] - One Parent Too Many Problems Whoever...

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One Parent, Too Many Problems Whoever said that it is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all, obviously didn’t lose a parent. The relationship between a child and their parents, can easily be argued as the most significant relationship one experiences as they go through life. The strength and stability of this relationship can directly affect both sides, but more importantly, it can change the child’s entire lifestyle. A child who is forced to grow up within a single-parent household, differs in many ways, to a child brought up in an intact family. When a child loses such an influential person like a parent, it makes a permanent impact on the child, and can often cause psychological problems. Putting the child’s mental and physical conditions for a moment, Jacqueline Kirby, from The Ohio State University, states that “One of the most striking changes in family structure over the last twenty years has been the increase in single-parent families” (Kirby). Kirby goes on to say that there is a trend that single-parent families seem to follow. The majority of single-parent families are lead by females, and as a result of
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