The Challenges of being a single young mother

Parenting is hard work.

Raising kids is a challenging experience.

Single motherhood is even more challenging, not just for the mother but also the child.

Single young mothers is a fast-growing population segment. This has been attributed to shifts in family values and societal norms.

Almost a third of U.S families are single mom homes. According to Pew Research, single mothers make up 24% of married moms who make up 68% of the female population.

Single parent families are ever-increasing worldwide.


Single motherhood often results from various factors such as:

  • Divorce
  • Death or being widowed
  • Break-up
  • Unplanned pregnancy

Ranging from lack of support to financial strains to emotional battles, young single mothers face various challenges.