Ironies of Life: Journey of a Single ParentMost children grow up with parents and cannot or would not have imagined growing up with just father or mother only around them. For various reasons in life, some parent (father or mother) have to face a difficult situation of bring up a child on their own.
The single parent living and bringing up children in such circumstances have unique social and emotional issues, bear unnecessary or inappropriate comments passed by friends, elders and neighbors. As the child matures into an adult, the parent is further burdened by the inability to interact with the child on certain issues, like a father with a teenage daughter or a single mother with a teenage son.
But I always admire both the single parent and the child because they face many hurdles at various stages, bear subtle discrimination socially and within family circles but come out successfully with their heads held high.
A single parent or a child brought up by a father or a mother alone, deserves our respect instead of sympathy or a biased opinion, for they do a wonderful job single handedly, when many couples in a family struggle and grumble.