“I’m not trying to minimize the challenges of single parenting. But I do want to caution against statements declaring that the children of single parents are doomed. They are not. And as for that supposed “disorder that is common to single-parent homes”: Seriously, have you never walked into a married-parent home that was disorderly?”
While evidence suggests that American children who grow up amidst the disorder that is common to single-parent homes tend to struggle, below are some of the things (no one ever tells you) about the lives of children from single-parent families and how they differed from those of children raised by two married parents.