Several single dads called in to share their stories about what it’s like to raise children as a single dad. He is only 22 and has three children—the oldest is 7. And yet he finished high school and became an electrician despite the mother walking out on the family.
He accepted the responsibility of caring for his three children, and he and his children are apparently doing very well. That need isn’t surprising because, as I shared with the listeners, single parents most need resources that meet their children’s needs.
These problems are in the areas of, but not limited to, attitude, substance abuse, running away and curfew.
Education A Must — A support group for parents with children in need of special services.
Support groups provide an opportunity to meet other parents and to discuss experiences.While that number is still far short of the number of single-mother homes (8.6 million), nearly 1 in 4 single-parent homes (24 percent) are now headed by a dad.I was asked to appear on a radio talk show this week along with the lead researcher of the study.In this enlightening documentary, child psychologist Laverne Antrobus goes on a quest to discover why a dad's relationship with his offspring is so important.She uncovers fascinating new research which is shedding light onto the science of fatherhood.