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How Can Single Parents Be Active in Their Children’s Education?
Single parents are often doing double duty at home. They are the main breadwinner, the main cook, the main driver -- and the main homework reviewer.
An article this month in the New York Times found that close to half of all births in our nation are occurring outside of marriage. And research shows that children raised by a single mother are more likely than children with married parents to experience childhood poverty, act up in class, and drop out of school.
Does it really take two parents to help your child be successful at school?
Plenty of children of single parents flourish, of course. For instance, two of the last three presidents were raised by mothers during parts of their upbringing.
Yet, it's undeniable that single parents have challenges.
With many single parents working full-time jobs, there simply may not be enough time or energy for them to push their children to read more, stay connected with their teachers, and plan educational outings.
How then can single parents improve the changes of their kids doing well in school?
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