By Dena Landon Aug 16th, Single mom. As recently as the Netflix hit Stranger Things, where stressed-out and over-worked single mom Wynona Ryder ran around chain smoking and used light bulbs to communicate with her child, single moms are rarely portrayed positively in the media or elsewhere. Single moms are on welfare, mooching off the system. The stereotypes go on and on.
Mental health in young mothers, single mothers and their children
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Being a single mom things are not easy, especially financially. I have been trying my best to keep my kids active and sports are definitely the best way to keep them mentally and physically healthy, as well as, to keep them away from bad influences, such as, electronics, video games, laziness, etc.. However, I got to the point where I thought it did not matter what I do or how hard I work.
Metrics details. Parenthood is a life transition that can be especially demanding for vulnerable individuals. Young maternal age and maternal single status have been reported to increase the risk for adverse outcomes for both mother and child. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of young maternal age and maternal single status on maternal and child mental health and child development at age 3.