Single parenting is a major issue that is becoming more common in today’s society. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, in 2012 there were 961 thousand families with only a single parent in Australia.
As divorce and broken marriages increase, single parenting will continue to become more popular. The effects of single parenting can altered emotional growth of a child. The parent will feel more stressed and can affect their ability to perform as a parent. Having only one parent can also financially effect the family as there is only one source of income. Growing up with a child can also have positive effects though.