Everyone admits that the ideal parenting situation is a happy two-parent home, but the ideal isn’t always possible. More and more families are headed by one parent.
Benefits are that the children and parent tend to be closer, you can raise you child by your own beliefs without having to compromise with a mate, and children tend to be more independent and mature because they have to shoulder more responsibility than other children.
On the other hand, finances can be difficult. The child may lack a same-sex role model. Plus, parenting in general is stressful, so when there’s no one else to shoulder the problems.
Single parents should keep these ideas in mind: