Dating events for single parents
Single parenthood has been common historically due to parental mortality rate due to disease, wars and maternal mortality.
Historical estimates indicate that in French, English, or Spanish villages in the 17th and 18th centuries at least one-third of children lost one of their parents during childhood; in 19th-century Milan, about half of all children lost at least one parent by age 20; in 19th-century China, almost one-third of boys had lost one parent or both by the age of 15.
Women, ages 15–24, were more likely to live in a low socio-economic area, have one child, and not to have completed their senior year of high school.
These women reported to be in the two lowest income areas, and their mental health was much poorer than those in higher income areas.
Divorce was generally rare historically (although this depends by culture and era), and divorce especially became very difficult to obtain after the fall of the Roman Empire, in Medieval Europe, due to strong involvement of ecclesiastical courts in family life (though annulment and other forms of separation were more common).
While we all know how much we love the little tikes, it's sometimes easy to forget your own needs or find the time to satisfy them.Reasons for becoming a single parent include divorce, break-up, abandonment, death of the other parent, childbirth by a single woman or single-person adoption.