For many years, children growing up in a single parent family have been viewed as different. With much speculation, this topic has become a very intriguing argument. What people must understand is that properly raising a child does not rely on the structure of a family but should be more focused on the process or values that are taught to these children as they learn to mature.
Being raised by only one parent seems impossible to many yet over the decades it has become more prevalent. In today’s society many children have grown up to become emotionally stable and successful whether they had one or two parents to show them the rocky path that life bestows upon all human beings. Children of single parents can be just as progressive with emotional, social and behavioral skills as those with two parents.
People claim that the only way for children to gain full emotional and behavioral skills is to be raised by both a mother and a father. The problem lies in the difference of children raised by single parents versus children raised by both a mother and a father. Does a child need both parents?
Children who are raised with both a mother and a father have more attention from both parents therefore they get the emotional time they need to progress in life. It would not be beneficial at all to grow up in a two-parent family who did nothing but argue and put each other down. Naturally, a child who sees this from a very young age until they are ready to be out on their own would only follow in the footsteps of all that they have ever known. Not all families are lucky enough to have a healthy structure. In my opinion children’s needs respect and strong moral values so one day they can pass on to their family.