Researchers have several theories to explain why children growing up with single parents have an elevated risk of experiencing cognitive, social, and emotional problems. Most refer either to the economic and parental resources available to children or to the stressful events and circumstances to which these children must adapt.
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Wildkitten, the person who asked the question isn't ignorant, there are many studies that show exactly that. It doesn't mean ALL children growing up in single-parent households do badly, it means children growing up in single-parent families have more RISK. Not all situations lead to the same conclusion, but statistically speaking, children raised in single-parent families are at more at risk to: drop out, experiment with drugs, have teen pregnancies, and get arrested. These studies don't say ALL, they say INCREASED risk. To be sure, being raised in a two-parent abusive family is NOT a good thing, but you need to look at the facts. Divorce can be devastating to kids. It also forces some families into poverty, which also increases risk. My single friends with kids work very hard to provide a good environment for their kids, but they will ALL tell you it's a difficult job.
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