Depending on the day, Hinson will take his son to either Amateur Athletic Union basketball practice or to his personal trainer for strength and conditioning training. Work is never far from his mind as he makes sure he finishes his projects so he can be ready for his son. His schedule is tight. The number of single-father households has increased from less than , in , to over 2. Black fathers are the most likely to be the heads of single father households, edging out both white and Hispanic fathers, the report says.
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Raising children is not easy, even for the most seasoned parents. And being a single father to a daughter can be particularly daunting, as you navigate all the social situations, complex feelings, and developmental changes your daughter experiences throughout her youth—without a firsthand understanding of some of what she's going through. Whatever the circumstances of your family situation, the challenges in raising a daughter as a single parent are similar. This advice can help smooth the path for yourself and your daughter. While you are completely capable of raising your daughter alone, never underestimate the importance of inviting a female mentor into your daughter's life. Or enlist the help of a mom with a daughter the same age as yours. You also can ask for help from a female church youth leader, Girl Scout leader, or athletic coach.
While society's commitment to promoting equality for all parents is only getting stronger, social perceptions of single moms and single dads still vary greatly. Let's investigate the disparities and pinpoint how we can do better to support all solo parents. We know all too well that while raising a child in a two-parent household is tough, raising a child solo is a whole different ballgame.
The number of single father households has increased about ninefold since , from less than , to more than 2. As a result, men make up a growing share of single parent householders. There are some notable differences between single mothers and single fathers. Single fathers are also somewhat less educated than single mothers, older and more likely to be white.