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:
- Death or being widowed
- Unplanned pregnancy
Ranging from lack of support to financial strains to emotional battles, young single mothers face various challenges.