Disabled single mother Shakira Hussein reflects on her secret weapon against adversity. Adalya, her ‘excessively mature’ daughter, appointed herself her mother’s carer and fierce protector from age 9.
A contrast to the bumbling and immature fathers commonly found on sitcoms, Bob Saget’s character on ‘Full House’ reflected a shift in expectations of fatherhood that began in the late 1970s.
The most stressed are Australians on JobSeeker and single parents.
Other parents have got back the hours they lost. Not single parents. Many were forced to leave jobs to care for children.
The HILDA Survey suggests single-parent households on Australia are abandoning formal childcare as they face greater poverty rates.
COVID-19 has spotlighted structural injustice inherent in child care in Canada. Organizational leaders have a responsibility to work together, with child care stakeholders, to redress this injustice.
Single mothers need more of a break than they get under current laws.
Forty percent of US babies are born to unmarried parents. But the new paid leave policy for most federal workers disadvantages single parents.
Single mothers I interviewed described feeling isolated, stigmatised and frustrated with negative stereotypes.
Negative statistics about black students may be prevalent, but they are often out of context, misleading or just plain wrong, a professor of counseling psychology argues.
Singles can face mistaken stereotypes and value judgments that they are less happy, or lonelier. For many, being single is simply a relationship preference or even an orientation.
Fixing Newstart isn’t enough. We need a comprehensive inquiry into our complex and bewildering social security system, especially as it applies to single parents.
It is time for the states and territories to develop a uniform legal framework that enables donor-conceived people to connect with their genetic kin.
Stepfathers often enter a family unit with certain expectations about what their role should be. They’re usually wrong.
From April, single parents will have to look for work when their youngest child turns three.