July 11, 2009 4:37pm CST
Statistics say that 50% of Americans come from a broken family. And a report also stated that single parenting is the result why many children are dysfunction. It said that a dysfunctional family produces dysfunctional children and teenagers. If you grew up with having your mom and your dad separated, you grow up without the proper guidance from one party and lack the emotional stability. Do you believe in these claims? If you come from a broken family, it's time to voice out what you think.
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11 Jul 09
It depends on the parents and family. There are some awful good single parents out there as well as some married ones that are rotten. I think alot of people are quick to judge when they are on the outside looking in.
12 Jul 09
thank you for replying. you have a good point there. although it is ideal to have both parents available when the child is growing up there are still parents out there who are just bad in raising up kids. although single parenting might work, it would just be really hard to do it alone. plus, there is what we call modeling. a single mother for example cannot be a good male role model on her son since obviously, she is not a male. a male child needs a father or male figure in order to grow up balanced. even if a male person is not around, someone who can be it's equivalent like a grandfather or an uncle is needed.
11 Jul 09
I think statistics say what people want them to say. We all know perfectly well adjusted children and teenagers from broken homes and totally disfunctional kids who have been raised in 'perfect' families. I would guess that a stable one parent family "broken" has to be better than a volatile "unbroken" family.