A family is usually not considered complete without both parents and the child. When you are the only one bringing up the child, it’s a normal tendency for your child to wish for the parent who is not around, unless they have already accepted the fact and moved on.
But still, there are some good and bad effects of single parenting that cannot be avoided, most of them being bad though. Thinking about the positive aspects of this, one of the most blessed outcome of single parenting is a closer bond. Since you don’t have a partner to share anything with, you child becomes a replacement for your partner with whom you begin to share everything with and vice versa.
You also begin to treat your child in a more mature manner, almost like a friend. Your child also grows up to be more responsible and mature than what they would have been with both the parents around.They become more understanding and develop a more mature outlook towards life.
While these are the positive sides of single parenting, there are equal amount of burden that involves in it. One of the biggest of them being supporting your child’s education. Doing this single-handedly can be a herculean task but pulling it off successfully is not exactly an impossible task. Plan it the right way and also get some guidance if you feel lost on the way and you can fulfill this task a lot easier than you would have expected to.
Single parenting might also lead to a feeling of loss and loneliness in your children. They might not always turn into responsible kids. Sometimes children tend to take out their frustration by turning into a bully or an anti social child which slowly creeps into your house hold life.
Your child might stop listening to you or be non-cooperative regarding every matter. This sometimes happens due to some resentment they hold towards either you or their father. If you feel so, you need to talk this out with your child and fix it before it turns into something bigger.
You might also begin to notice a drop in their academic performance due to the stress and loneliness they have to deal with at home. You can always fix this by keeping the environment at home as lively and cheerful as possible so they won’t feel the emptiness.