The paper begins with a general review of the concept of single parenthood as a situation where a parent looks after a child or children without a partner or simply put, an act of bringing up a child or children single handedly either by a male or female parent. This kind of family setting is known as single parent family. The paper states that we live in a society where over half of all children are born to single parents or into marriages that end in divorce, death, desertion, separation and pregnancy before marriage. These are some of the factors that contribute to the incidence of single parent families in the society. The paper recommends among others that Tolerance, self control and effective communication could be used to reduce the incidence of single- parent family.
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