Single Parents in South Africa

The increase of single parenthood is not a phenomenon isolated only to the western world. Even in South Africa, there has been is a high percentage of single parents within the population. In 1998, 22 percent households in South Africa were run by single parents. As in any country, single parenthood arises because of (a) divorce (b) death or estrangement of a spouse (c) teenage pregnancy. Aside from the AIDS epidemic, South Africa’s is currently facing social fragmentation as women continue to suffer a high rate of teenage pregnancy. Women single parents are shouldering conditions of grinding poverty at a very early age with a few support systems especially because South African communities consider care-giving and child-rearing the responsibility of …

Doing It The Right Way: Single Parents In Harrisburg PA

Sydney Styles was an incoming college senior living in Harrisburg PA when she applied to become an intern in a local publishing group specializing in kiddie magazines. The flexible environment of the company encourage her to work hard despite only being an intern, as she hoped her bosses will be impressed and possibly consider her for a permanent position once she gets out of college. While in her third week in the company, she met Rob who worked at the stacking department. Rob was a happy-go-lucky type of person that only dreamt of becoming the supervisor of the division. After a company party Sydney was too tired to driver her car due to having too many drinks. Rob volunteered to …

Questions Most Single Parents Ask About Relationships

Single parents do have special issues when they are looking for relationships. Developing a romance or having on overnight guest can sometimes be awkward with children at home. And practical obstacles, such as baby sitters’ schedules, can make it difficult to exercise the freedom a single parent would otherwise have. But, often, there are ways to handle these so that you can have the life you want and still be a loving and responsible parent. When you have children to care for, many questions arise which childless singles do not have to consider. 1) Are you concerned about making the most of visitation time with your kids? 2) Do you think potential partners are scared off because you’re a parent? …

Understanding Single Parents

Separation or independence might come as a big surprise to you. At first, you will most probably be feeling panicky finally realizing that you have to take care of your kids and never forget this, yourself as well. If you do not take care of yourself, then you do not make yourself immune to certain negative circumstances that may hinder the care and love that you can give your children. As a single parent, you have to assure yourself with good health. Aside from the fact that it could add up to your expenses, if you get weak, who will take care of your kids then? However, you can also see separation from a different light. As a single parent, …

All About Single Parents

The Wikipedia Web site defines single parents are parents without partners in raising a child or children. A single parent, accordingly is one parent who is not living with the child’s or children’s other significant parent, Definitions and descriptions of single parents vary and differ from one society or country to another society or nation. Different cultures also foster different treatment and classification for single parents. In one country, however, single parents are treated differently according to geographic locations. For example, single parents in the industrial and commercial cities are treated differently and are provided with different perks as compared to those single parents who are based in provinces or the rural areas. Single parenthood is becoming a very popular …