Monday, January 09, 2012

Single parenthood

More people need to hear this.

Notice I didn’t say being a single parent is easy. Even in a two parent household parenting is still difficult. I said it wasn’t so bad. And it isn’t. But just because something is difficult doesn’t mean it can’t be done or shouldn’t be done at all. If that were case no one would do anything ever.


If your parents are mad at you for being pregnant and unwed they will forgive you. The minute they hold their grandchild in the arms they’ll come around. If you are a teenager or college student and are worried about school, know that school will always be there.


Financially, you may argue, it will be impossible to raise a child alone. You’d be surprised how little a child really needs. All that baby stuff, you don’t need it. Also, your future child will not care in the least what kind of car you drive, house you own or rent, whether you or they wear designer clothes or own a smart phone. All that kids really need is love and you can provide that.

I make a big deal about the two-parent household. It is better. Any single parent with half a brain cell will tell you that. In fact, I think it takes at least three to raise a child, two parents and at least one baby sitter.

Nevertheless, single parenthood is possible. It's a handicap. But a handicap does not necessarily make something impossible.