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What is a better for the child a single parent home or a home where both parents live?

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staceynoel

Asked by staceynoel at 8:07 PM on Jan. 10, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • depends on how well the family dynamic works.
    TMJ121099

    Answer by TMJ121099 at 8:08 PM on Jan. 10, 2010

  • why does it bother you so much if a woman is single? Perhaps when you can stop bringing other women's children into your rants you can go take a look your being talked about in the nosybody post!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:09 PM on Jan. 10, 2010

  • i agre.. depends on the home and how the parents are together
    maybebaby83

    Answer by maybebaby83 at 8:09 PM on Jan. 10, 2010

  • depends on the child's well being.
    ali_1107

    Answer by ali_1107 at 8:10 PM on Jan. 10, 2010

  • depending on the family and how they raise their children. im sure a single mother could be as good as a 2 parent family. :)
    Armywifelovely

    Answer by Armywifelovely at 8:11 PM on Jan. 10, 2010

  • Couples who are divorced or in the midsts of a separation/divorce should NOT live together. I have attended MANY domestic calls at houses where the parents are doing this and it hardly ever works. It's stressful for the children as well as the parents. There is almost always fighting over stupid things (like what time one of them came home blah blah). I think if the parents are not together, then they shouldn't BE together. Children are highly adaptable creatures and even though they won't like it, they will adjust.
    Allergic2Stupid

    Answer by Allergic2Stupid at 8:15 PM on Jan. 10, 2010

  • I suppose it depends, if the child is living in a house with both parents who constantly fight and it's not a good environment for the child, then no...if the other, yes.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:15 PM on Jan. 10, 2010

  • anon,,,,,,,,,,I didn't say anything in the nosybody post, wrong person I guess
    staceynoel

    Answer by staceynoel at 8:16 PM on Jan. 10, 2010

  • I agree I think some single moms can be just as good, but overall if it's a funcional family and everyone gets along, children do best in a home with both parents. Studies have shown this to be true.
    staceynoel

    Answer by staceynoel at 8:18 PM on Jan. 10, 2010

  • Yes, a good functional family with both parents is better than a single parent home.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:21 PM on Jan. 10, 2010

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