Single Parenting and Childhood Growth and Development


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Single Parenting and Childhood Growth and DevelopmentAccording to U.S. Census data, in the past 40 years there has been a 280 percent increase among European Americans and a 543 percent increase among African Americans in single-parent families (Cole, Cole & Lightfoot, 2007, p. 408). Naturally, this longstanding trend raises many important questions for psychologists and researchers with respect to the potential impact of single-parenting on child growth and development. Accordingly, the following discussion examines this critical issue with specific emphasis on adolescent growth and development. As a matter of theoretical backdrop, the current study utilizes Erik Erikson’s Theory of Psychosocial Development.
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