Articles about single parents


Two thirds of single parents went without food in lockdown | The Big Issue

Last updated: 02/22/2021

Single parents "work their way into debt rather than out of it" because of childcare costs, new research showed Single parents are becoming trapped in a cycle of problem debt...

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Single parents demand equality and an end to ongoing discrimination against us

Last updated: 01/23/2021

Ireland, we need to talk. There are members of our forward-thinking nation who still stigmatise and enforce discrimination against single mothers. And to move forward from the...

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Government has 'no solid plan for home-schooling'

Last updated: 01/10/2021

Frustrated parents have accused the Government of having ‘no solid plan’ for their children next week, saying connecting them to a device will not provide them with a sufficient...

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5 Things a Single Parent Can Do with Their Kids During COVID-19

Last updated: 01/08/2021

Many single parents are struggling to maintain a positive relationship with their kids during COVID-19 while trying to keep them entertained and mentally stimulated with limited...

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Why So Many of Us Struggle With Maintaining Boundaries

Last updated: 12/21/2020

“But what if I lose the friendship?” I thought as I debated about pressing send on the text message. “So what if you do?” my inner voice replied, “Would that be so...

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Childhood Abuse Leaves 'Devastating Impact' on Adults

Last updated: 12/19/2020

Abuse in childhood can set up a row of falling dominoes that increases the risks of mental and physical health issues, legal troubles, and even early death, according to two...

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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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