Nov 17, 2022 in Life Coaching
How Many Single-Parent Families are There?
Read this article to see the statistics.
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How do I fix a marriage after cheating??
My husband of 5 years has cheated on me. I'm heartbroken. Can I fix our marriage?? Is there hope for us?? Will things get better? Please help
Am I over reacting? Am I the one in the wrong no him
Ok I've been with my boyfriend for 3 years now and he denied cheating on me but everything points to the opposite he's gone to spend the night with his baby moma and her kids in a hotel he rated me put to her when I called the cops on her for her vandalizing my car he would defend her when I would bring thing up about her and he has a video of her playing with her self am I wrong for being mad?
We both have insecurities and trust issues due to past relationships... So, there's the back and forth accusations, yelling, name calling, etc. We are both extremely jealous and have no communication skills. We love each other but sometimes Love isn't enough to make someone understand that you aren't going to hurt them. How can we help each other overcome these issues?
Idk what to do
My boyfriend and I have been fighting because he found some old messages that I had when we started going out, the messages are not bad the conversations where just like hi and bye kind of thing but because I told him I wasn't talking to anyone he's mad but da whole time he was still hanging out with his baby momma behind my back and he would delete all his messages to her so I wouldn't see them
Lost and confused at a crossroads
My boyfriend and I have been together for seven years now. We have had a very tumultuous relationship both of us have hurt each other very much on each parts. But he’s done a lot more wrong it has no accountability. But my question is how do you handle it because anytime I try to talk to him about anything he automatically yells at me, deflects, accuse me of cheating. How do you go about handling
How can I get my teen to confide in me
I've been trying to get my son to confide in me about why he is feeling so depressed. He is 15 years old and a very good teen but have no idea why he is so withdrawn and quiet. Please help me I cant bear to see him like this
What do I do?
I'm not sure what to do. Recently separated mom with 2 young girls and pregnant with my 3rd.
I took my son's Ipad away because I'm at my wit's end with him.
He is so addicted and doesn’t want to do anything else. Can anyone tell me whether I did the right thing or am I being too harsh?
It's 3 y I divorced and we have shared custody of 2 lovely kids. Any advice on how to make them understand that divorced parents is ok?
What should I do?
My son is acting out in school and giving people the middle finger and running around and hitting when he is restrained and he also has speech apraxia and may have ADHD
Single parenting families are on the increase! This is not surprising considering the divorce rates. If this is something that you're going through - you're not alone.
Beyond the divorce rates, many are left being single parents due to being widowed and also never being married.
In this article, we cover the statistics of single parenting families in the USA, UK and Europe.
The pandemic hasn't made single-parenting easier. Read this article by Athena Reich, Online Life Coach, she talks about how to get through and she is a single mother herself.
Single Parenting Statistics
Let's dive deeper into the statistics of single-parent families.
Single Parenting in the USA
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According to Statista, in 2019, around 15.76 million children were living with a single mother and around 3.23 million children living with a single father.
The number of children living with a single mother was at its peak in 2012. In 2005, the number of children living with a single father was at its peak in 2005.
Statistics of single parenting families have been increasing since the 1970s. Moreover, in 2019, fewer households have children under the age of 18 in comparison to 1970. The number of births has also fallen since.
According to CompareCamp, 57% of millennial mothers are single mothers.
Learn how to partner with your co-parent. Read this article by Latisha Taylor Ellis.
Single Parenting in the UK
In 2019, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), 14.9% were lone-parent families in the UK. That's 2.9 million single-parent families. 86% were lone-parent mothers. However, the number of lone-parent fathers is also increasing. Between 1999 and 2019, the rate of single fathers has grown by 22%.
According to CompareCamp.com, 32% of families in the UK was a single-parent family at some point.
In 2017, 55% of UK single parents had one child, 33% had two children, and 13% had three children.
Here is a message for single parents. Read this article Paul Vanderpool Jr, Online Life Coach.
Single Parenting in Europe
According to Eurostat 2-18, 15% of households were managed by single parents. The countries with the highest rate of single parents rates are:
The countries in Europe with the lowest percentage of single-parent families are:
See how divorce and separation affect children and the negative impact it has on them. Read this article by George Stack, Online Counselor and Life Coach.
Struggles Single-Parent Families Face
Single mothers are faced with challenges. According to Gallup, these are the percentages of single moms who were struggling to afford shelter in 2019 by country:
Read the confessions of a single mom. Written by Latisha Taylor Ellis, Online Therapist.
Another common struggle that single mothers face is mental health issues. 20.6% of mothers that were single at childbirth experienced postpartum depression and 11.5% of young moms who were cohabitating at childbirth also experienced postpartum depression according to CompareCamp.com.
Beyond financial issues and depression, single mothers may also face other issues such as bereavement and mood disorders.
Learn how to take care of yourself. Read this article by Megan McCarthy, Online Life Coach who gives self-care tips for parents.
Help When You Need it
Being a single parent is undoubtedly difficult. However, as you can see, you're not alone. You can still be the best parent and raise your children well. If you're struggling with the challenges that single parenting brings about, you can read articles on WikiExpert that were written by Experts. You can also book a session with one of the Online Parenting Coaches to get help.
If you'd like single parenting advice, feel free to ask a question in our "Discuss with Experts" and get support from others like you and professional advice.