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Life without Fathers
Definition <ul><li>A single parent (also  lone parent  and  sole parent ) is a parent who cares for one or more children w...
Causes for single parenthood <ul><li>Divorce </li></ul><ul><li>Death  </li></ul><ul><li>Adoption  </li></ul><ul><li>Never ...
My Life  <ul><li>“ Sweet 16”  </li></ul><ul><li>Raised by Grandmother  while my mom went on to finish high school and coll...
Struggles of Single Life <ul><li>No Job= NO INCOME!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Bills, Bills, Bills!!!  </li></ul><ul><li>Hungry N...
Senior Year <ul><li>Class ring -$800 </li></ul><ul><li>Senior Pictures -$547 </li></ul><ul><li>Homecoming -$150.00 </li></...
YEAR FILLED WITH EXPENSISES!
GRADUATION!
Who Paid??
College! Go Bulls! <ul><li>Tuition  and fees- $17,670 </li></ul><ul><li>Food – Oh gosh! </li></ul><ul><li>Clothes  </li></...
Who paid for that??
What would Bob Say?
Is it an Injustice? <ul><li>Financial weight on one parent.  </li></ul><ul><li>No bonding time </li></ul><ul><li>Am I Safe...
IT’S A BIRD, IT’S A PLANE, IT’S SUPERWOMAN!
Stats <ul><li>According to the U.S. Census Bureau in August, 2007, there are approximately 13.6 million single parents in ...
More stats <ul><li>79% of custodial single mothers are gainfully employed . </li></ul><ul><li>50% work full time, year rou...
MY 5 PLANS OF ACTION <ul><li>Become a mentor.  </li></ul><ul><li>Cooking lessons- Mom’s appreciate it. Girls love it!  </l...
Which one did I do? <ul><li>Became a mentor to high school students.  </li></ul><ul><li>Provided guidance in matters that ...
What do you think? <ul><li>QUESTIONS???  </li></ul><ul><li>COMMENTS??  </li></ul><ul><li>CONCERNS??  </li></ul>
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Single Parent Homes 2

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Single Parent Homes 2

  1. 1. Life without Fathers
  2. 2. Definition <ul><li>A single parent (also lone parent and sole parent ) is a parent who cares for one or more children without the assistance of another parent in the home. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Causes for single parenthood <ul><li>Divorce </li></ul><ul><li>Death </li></ul><ul><li>Adoption </li></ul><ul><li>Never Married </li></ul>
  4. 4. My Life <ul><li>“ Sweet 16” </li></ul><ul><li>Raised by Grandmother while my mom went on to finish high school and college. </li></ul><ul><li>First child to go on to college after my mom. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Struggles of Single Life <ul><li>No Job= NO INCOME!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Bills, Bills, Bills!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Hungry Nights </li></ul><ul><li>Chef Justin! </li></ul>
  6. 6. Senior Year <ul><li>Class ring -$800 </li></ul><ul><li>Senior Pictures -$547 </li></ul><ul><li>Homecoming -$150.00 </li></ul><ul><li>Yearbook -$50.00 </li></ul><ul><li>Cap and Gown and Graduation Announcements- $300.00 </li></ul><ul><li>Grad Night -$200.00 </li></ul><ul><li>PROM!!-$250.00 </li></ul><ul><li>GRADUATION!!!- PRICELESS! </li></ul>
  7. 7. YEAR FILLED WITH EXPENSISES!
  8. 8. GRADUATION!
  9. 9. Who Paid??
  10. 10. College! Go Bulls! <ul><li>Tuition and fees- $17,670 </li></ul><ul><li>Food – Oh gosh! </li></ul><ul><li>Clothes </li></ul><ul><li>Toiletries </li></ul><ul><li>Laptop </li></ul><ul><li>Printer </li></ul><ul><li>Sheets, Comforter Set, etc. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Who paid for that??
  12. 12. What would Bob Say?
  13. 13. Is it an Injustice? <ul><li>Financial weight on one parent. </li></ul><ul><li>No bonding time </li></ul><ul><li>Am I Safe? Are others safe? </li></ul><ul><li>Mom has to play both roles </li></ul><ul><li>No one to look up to </li></ul><ul><li>Loneliness </li></ul><ul><li>Support </li></ul>
  14. 14. IT’S A BIRD, IT’S A PLANE, IT’S SUPERWOMAN!
  15. 15. Stats <ul><li>According to the U.S. Census Bureau in August, 2007, there are approximately 13.6 million single parents in the United States today. </li></ul><ul><li>Of those parents are responsible for raising 21.2 million children (approximately 26% of children under 21 in the U.S. today). </li></ul><ul><li>Approximately 84% of custodial parents are mothers. </li></ul><ul><li>16% of custodial parents are fathers. </li></ul>
  16. 16. More stats <ul><li>79% of custodial single mothers are gainfully employed . </li></ul><ul><li>50% work full time, year round. </li></ul><ul><li>29% work part-time or part-year. </li></ul><ul><li>7.7% of custodial single mothers and their children live in poverty. </li></ul><ul><li>56% of custodial mothers are raising one child from the absent parent. </li></ul><ul><li>44% have two or more children living with them. </li></ul>
  17. 17. MY 5 PLANS OF ACTION <ul><li>Become a mentor. </li></ul><ul><li>Cooking lessons- Mom’s appreciate it. Girls love it! </li></ul><ul><li>Support System </li></ul><ul><li>Keep kids off of the streets ! </li></ul><ul><li>Babysitting services </li></ul>
  18. 18. Which one did I do? <ul><li>Became a mentor to high school students. </li></ul><ul><li>Provided guidance in matters that parents may not know. </li></ul><ul><li>A resource. </li></ul><ul><li>YOU SHOULD BECOME ONE TOO!!! </li></ul>
  19. 19. What do you think? <ul><li>QUESTIONS??? </li></ul><ul><li>COMMENTS?? </li></ul><ul><li>CONCERNS?? </li></ul>

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