K (munchkin1616) wrote in singlemomndads,
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I joined for a few reasons and thought I'd intro myself and say hi.

First, I joined because I'm starting to student teach soon (family and consumer science education). Since I know how closely parents and teachers have to work, I thought it made sense to see how "the other side" does it.

Second, I'm a child of a single parent household (mother). Being such, I think it's amazingly important to say something to all of you; thank you. I know that you guys don't know me, but I also know that children don't get it. We don't understand how many things you juggle, all you sacrifice, or how little sleep you get for the 18+ years we live in your house. We are too busy at soccer practice, acting in the school play, or getting ready for Homecoming to realize that we only get to those activities because you rush home from work to drive us. We are being raised in a society that teaches us to demand and expect to be treated like the movie stars we see, so often we don't realize that you aren't required by laws to take us to McDonald's, buy us clothes that makes you roll your eyes, or listen to the same Barney tape 37 times in a row. I can only imagine what an insane amount of work it is just to hear us slam doors in your faces and tell you we hate you for giving us curfews. PLEASE though, keep heart, someday, you'll end up with a kid like me who finds it absolutely amazing to think about all you guys have done and continue to do, even though she still fights with her mother.

And, for the moment, my third reason is that I need a moment of your time. I am studying the difficulties of being a single parent for my college sociology class and need single parents (especially men) to answer the following quick questions. If you can take a minute, I'd appreciate it big time!


1. Name (optional): no need, it's all anonymous!
2. Date of Birth:
3. Sex:
4. Number of your children: Boy : Girl:
5. Current Position/Job:
6. Family Expense/ Month (Approximately): $
7. What are the five most difficult problems that you face as a single parent? Why?
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8. What are the five achievements that you are most proud of as a single parent? Why?
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9. What three ways could society/ government assist you in fulfilling your obligations as a single parent?
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