Have you ever known a couple that you know is incredibly unhappy together, but stay together for the kids? I think most of us have and we all have our own personal beliefs as to whether that’s actually a very good idea or not. Does it create more stress for the child or children? Are you really fooling anyone… especially the kids?
Past studies have found that single-parent households run by only mothers can make life more stressful for kids. The good news is that research has shown the exact opposite. A new study compared how kids are affected by life with a single mom who chooses to be a single mom with children who are being raised in a traditional family, with two heterosexual parents. Researchers found no differences in the children’s well-being. This is great news for single moms who have been shamed by social media and traditional married couple families. The European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology states children of single mothers are no more likely to suffer later in life than kids raised by a mother and a father, specifically “in terms of parent-child relationship or child development.”
Keep in mind these studies are coming from single moms who have consciously made the decision to be single moms for whatever reason. Maybe they were in dysfunctional relationships and knew this would be the best for their children. Or maybe they have made the decision to be artificially inseminated and plan on raising their child alone? Either way, these new studies are positive news to help any mom or mom to be make her decision.
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