This project is a research on the effects of single parenting on families in the community of Newland which is in situated in the Parish of St. Catherine, Portmore within the vicinity of Portmore Lane and Cumberland. Newland host a little over 200 households and businesses. Approximately 30 % of the residents has a stable job hence another 10% is occasionally employed, crime is a major factor affecting the community This project tends to unveil the challenges associated with this family setting and how they overcome these challenges.
To better gather information questionnaires were given to twenty single parents that reside in the community.
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How would you describe the path that your child has taken as a result of being in a single parent home?
Physically healthy Not healthy
Communicates well with others Does not communicate well with
Assist with chores Does not assist with chores
Well adjusted and obedient Delinquent and disobedient
12. What is his/her behavior like at school?
Insolent and Insubordinate Respectful and Mannerable Carefree and Idle
13. What is his/her academic performance like in school?
Below Average Average Above Average
14. Is your child respectful to you?
Yes No Sometimes
Why do you think this is so?
15. What are some of the strategies that Single- Parent Families in Newland District use to overcome the challenges they face?
Parents rely on the support of their family members and friends both financially and emotionally
Some parents have two jobs
Some children are sent to live with other