The feeling of crisis was constructed as extreme, and at a point where the only option was to seek help.
It was due to, you know, my life being completely turned upside down. Through the law and other means, we must send an unequivocal message to nonresident fathers or mothers that they are expected to share their income with their children, regardless of whether they live with them.
Each visit was divided into segments: play activities with the children, morning tea, time to spend listening to the mother and then finally time spent developing a plan for the following week.
Rather, strong steps should be taken to protect single mothers and children from abusive fathers. Consequently, while more women could afford to live alone, the economic payoff from marriage continued to rise.
Yet many states have been slow to carry out the Family Support Act. Unfortunately, we cannot rule out the possibility that the gap stems from some unmeasured difference between one- and two-parent families, such as alcoholism, child abuse, or parental indifference.
Those becoming single parents might need assistance in examining how their changed status will affect relationships with friends. Finally, the lack of behavioural competency and social problems of the children are partly traceable to the fewer community resources that single-parent households often enjoy.
Future research should investigate to what extent factors such as differing welfare systems, child support facilities, divorce regulations, and other country characteristics may lie behind the differences in achievement gaps between students from single- and two-parent families across countries and over time.