10 Myths About Single Black Moms

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Myth 9: The single mom failed herself and her child because she can’t keep a man: A single mother often bears the burden of being viewed as inadequate because she could not keep her family together. Regardless of circumstance, she is at fault for having to raise her child alone.

Truth: Raising a child without a father might not be the worst situation, if the father was only going to serve as a burden to the children and the mother. While psychologists say it’s best for a child to have a father figure in the home, that person should be equipped to take care of a child. If he isn’t, it’s better to grow up with a single mother.

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