Todd’s Note: I can say from experience as an educator that YES, parents do matter. Many, many times, the students that I deal with on a regular basis (frequent flyers) are from single parent or divorced homes. I’m not passing judgement on you if you are in that situation. Many people find themselves in that situation in no fault of their own.
The truth is that a single parent is stretched! They are working, paying the bills, basically keeping the necessary things up and going. They don’t always have time for phone calls from educators, to sit down and make sure that their child did their homework correct, or to chauffeur their child around to a bunch of different activities.
Of course, nothing is ever a one size fits all. There are many children raised in single parent homes that are healthy and successful. You might not like some of the things that are said in this infographic that I have linked to. If you click on the graphic itself, it will take you to the main website where you can click on the 15 researched links.
My main reason for providing this infographic is for awareness and understanding. Sometimes, in dealing with these students, educators need to remember that students won’t perform because there are more important things on their mind.
Source: Best Psychology Degrees
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