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Single Mother Assistance Programs

The current Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program was reauthorized in February 2006. This particular program is a major source of single mother assistance programs and took the place of Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC). Through this program, the United States government provides money to the individual states for single mother assistance … Read more

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Government Assistance For Single Mothers

It is difficult being a single mother. You need to look after a handful of things such as paying for the rent, education and basic necessities vital to your livelihood as well as your child’s. But there are always ways to make things less difficult and one of them is by getting government assistance for … Read more

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Parenting Tips For A Young Single Mother

When a teenager becomes a mother, she may still be trying to mature herself and doesn’t have the knowledge or resources to successfully parent a newborn child. Paren’ting tips for a young single mother come from a variety of resources: her parents, grandparents, community, hospitals and clinics, schools, and private organizations. The more information a … Read more

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Young Single Mother And Friends Who Influence Her

Young single mothers are just like any other teens. They eat poorly, sometimes drink, or smoke. They’re influenced by peer pressure to become sexually active and then when they become pregnant, those same influences can be damaging to her child. After the baby is born a young single mother and friends may part ways. The … Read more

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Young Single Mother And Education Loss

While many strides have been made to lower the teenage pregnancy rate, America still has one of the highest in all the industrialized countries. It’s estimated that 1 in 3 teenagers becomes pregnant before the age of 20. And pregnancy is the biggest factor leading female teenagers to dropout of high school. From there it … Read more

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A Teenage Single Mother’s Family Cultural Expectations

Most families do not want to hear that their teenage daughter is pregnant. However, teenagers of different cultures can face more severe expectations. When a teenage single mother’s family is an ethnic minority or of a particular faith that has cultural beliefs that value virginity or has specific maternal expectations, her choices may become limited … Read more

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Young Single Mother Resources For Health And Nutrition

Once a single mother has housing and childcare resources taken care of, her next mission is to make sure the child has proper heath and nutritional services. On a limited income and with no parenting skills training, teenage mothers may not understand the importance of feeding and caring for a baby properly. Having a list … Read more

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Look To Local Programs For Services For Young Single Mothers

The philosophy that the Federal government currently upholds for teenage mothers is to promote values of abstinence, education, and paternity identification. With that in mind, many services for single mothers on the Federal level have been curtailed or delegated to local agencies. Private organizations have also stepped in to fill the gap. Although Aid to … Read more

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The Challenges Of A Teenage Single Mother

Although the rate of teenage pregnancy has decreased substantially in the last few years, there are still plenty of teenagers becoming mothers yearly. The U.S. still has one of the highest teenage pregnancy rates of all the industrialized countries. But, welfare for single mothers has significantly decreased over the years; a teenage single mother still … Read more

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Single Father Parenting: Inequities In Stereotypes

Why is a single father parenting a child seen somehow more saintly than a single mother parenting a child? A single mother is sometimes viewed as irresponsible or selfish for not staying in a bad or abusive marriage for the sake of the children, but a single father parenting is seen as some sort of … Read more