Articles about single parents


Single Parenting in a Pandemic

Last updated: 11/09/2020

Single Parenting in a Pandemic How the crisis has dredged up one mother’s old regrets and worries about money. Andrea Luttrell, with her son, Townes, in their living room in...

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Parents in need of more support from employers

Last updated: 11/09/2020

A majority (73%) of parents have said that their childcare needs are different now due to coronavirus, and additional employer support is required. A new survey by childcare...

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Are Public School Systems Leaving Families Out to Dry?

Last updated: 10/08/2020

It's another level of letdown when so many of public schools across the country aren’t even reopening their doors to families in need due fears over the pandemic. Families have...

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Levels of food poverty since pandemic ‘tragic’, single parent body says

Last updated: 10/04/2020

The level of food poverty and hunger a leading single parents’ organisation has seen in the last six months has been “tragic”, its chief executive has warned. Karen Kiernan...

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Single Parents: How to Look After Your Mental Health

Last updated: 09/12/2020

Parenthood can be demanding and stressful for anyone, and that’s doubly true for single parents. Many single parents feel like they cannot go on holiday or enjoy some personal...

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Working mothers are quitting to take care of their kids, and the US job market may never be the same

Last updated: 08/23/2020

America's parents are going through a year of tough choices, and it isn't getting any easier. With the school year starting, many have to choose between their jobs and staying...

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Can both parents claim the single person child carer tax credit?

Last updated: 08/19/2020

I am wondering if unmarried fathers are entitled to tax credits for their dependent children? I don’t live with the mother and assume she is already claiming dependent child tax...

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Why a Child Allowance is Preferable to Subsidized Child Care

Last updated: 08/15/2020

A recent survey conducted by Demographic Intelligence found that among women who ever intended to have more children, the cost of child care was one of the largest concrete...

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How a Personality Is Made: A Review of The Origins of You

Last updated: 08/13/2020

In The Origins of You, the authors erred a little too far on the side of keeping things simple for a general audience. If you’re fascinated by the question of why people turn...

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The Pandemic Is Changing My Mind About Having Kids

Last updated: 08/09/2020

Culture The Pandemic Is Changing My Mind About Having Kids As I entered my early 40s, I started exploring the possibility of having a child on my own. And then the coronavirus...

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