Is single parent family normal in USA?

China
April 17, 2013 9:51pm CST
I had ever received a American student as exchange student between USA and China. He stayed with us for nearly one month. I know that from him, the single parent family is normal in USA. Are you growing in a single parent family? Is that family take more affect to you?
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• United States
18 Apr 13
Since there are 50% of married couples who get divorced I would have to say that 50%of the children live with only one parent.
• China
24 Apr 13
That is a big number, is it true? Maybe it is growing that rapid in China in the future.
• United States
24 Apr 13
Our town isn't that bad but we do have many single mothers. IT probably isn't 50% here.
@ShyBear88 (17699)
• United States
18 Apr 13
I was raised in a two parent home my husband was raised by his parents as well till they divorced now he has 4 parents. Weather a person is raised with one or more parents children are affect differently. With two parents you can be pretty messed the same as if you have one parent really it makes no differences.
• China
18 Apr 13
Thanks for your comment, what I can see is that the single parent family are common there. You are used to that kind of independent life.
@ShyBear88 (17699)
• United States
18 Apr 13
I'm not use to single parent life since I'm not a single parent nor was I raised in it. Others the ones that where yes they are use to that.
@silverfox09 (4727)
• United States
18 Apr 13
Both parents are in my life but I grow up living with my mother . Its quite popular here in Jamaica and the Caribbean in General. I think most people may think its waste of time trying to work things out .
• China
18 Apr 13
Thank you silverfox09. It will be a very complicated problem with a single parent family here.
• United States
18 Apr 13
I was raised by a single mother for a few years. I raised my daughter alone for a very long time. My sister is raising her sons alone as well. and many of my friends are doing the same.
• China
18 Apr 13
Thanks for telling me that, It has been out of our imagine in our country. With best regards.
@marguicha (100514)
• Chile
18 Apr 13
In every country family situations are different. In my country, Chile, single parent family is getting to be more normalthan before as there are more divorces. The family institution as we knew it, is changing a lot.
• China
18 Apr 13
You are right, maybe one reality is the same in every country, there are more divorces nowadays. Most of people in our country, we will choose to keep the marriage for giving child a full family, the biggest focus on our child, the only child.