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Single Mother by Choice

How is the mother-child relationship in Single Mother by Choice families?

More women choose to become Single Mother by Choice today. For most women, this decision requires many thoughts and considerations; For example, is one parent good enough for the child? Will I be able to provide the child with all he or she needs? Do I have support from family and friends?

Susan Golombok, researcher at Center for Family Research at The University of Cambridge, has studied the relationship between mothers and children in families created by Single Mothers by Choice. Below, you can read and watch an interview where Susan Golombok shares with us some of the interesting findings from her studies.  

 

How is the relationship between Single Mothers by Choice and the children?

“At the Center for Family Research, The University of Cambridge, we have been studying mother-child relationships in families created by Single Mothers by Choice. We have been looking at the quality of parenting and the mothers’ offer to the children. What we found is that actually, these families are very well functioning. The mothers and children have very good relationships with each other. In terms of what is important for children’s wellbeing when they are brought up by a single mother is really the same as for children brought up by two parents.

What are the potential obstacles in parenting?

So what we found in our research is that there were two main predictors of greater problems for the children. One was financial difficulties in the family, and the other was the parents feeling very stressed about parenting. Often because they were trying to juggle too many different roles.

Why do women become Single Mothers by Choice?

There is often this misconception that women are delaying childbirth, and that is why they end up having children on their own because they are trying to develop their careers. There may be a little truth in that, but actually research has shown that it has more to do with their partners not wanting to commit to having children. So unless men change in their behaviour, then this is something that will probably continue.” 

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You may also be interested in reading this blog post were Angie, Single Mother by Choice, tells her story about having a child on her own.

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  1. Fauchereau says:

    Bonjour,
    Je suis maman toute seule d une petite fille née le 14 octobre 2014 apres un don de sperme cryos.
    Ce n est pas facile d’etre maman solo et de répondre de mon mieux aux questions surtout depuis que ma fille va à l’école.
    Mais ma fille est pleine de vie en pleine santé et c’est la plus belle chose qui me soit arrivée.. Je suis homosexuelle, célibataire peu avant ma grossesse j’ai fait ce choix un peu fou et ma petite Lou est née

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