" Peter Sheras, a clinical psychologist at the University of Virginia, and the author of "The commitment is the most important piece because, when there's commitment, that becomes obvious to the kids."Being true to yourself and your partner is key.
Not every dating relationship reaches the level of commitment that necessitates including the kids.
Before I read reams of scientific papers comparing children who grew up in different kinds of homes, I probably bought what both political parties were selling - the belief in the supposedly overwhelming superiority of two-parent homes. Don't children raised by two parents have twice the love, attention, and resources than children raised by just one parent?
And isn't each of the parents in a married couple all the better at parenting for having the love and support of each other?
Over the past 20 years single-parent families have become even more common than the so-called "nuclear family" consisting of a mother, father and children.
Today we see all sorts of single parent families: headed by mothers, headed by fathers, headed by a grandparent raising their grandchildren.
Life in a single parent household — though common — can be quite stressful for the adult and the children.
Members may unrealistically expect that the family can function like a two-parent family, and may feel that something is wrong when it can not.
But if family members are still overwhelmed and having problems, it may be time to consult an expert.I haven't heard her version and I'm not going to look it up.I'm totally open to other points of view but I don't want to encourage hateful expressions of them. "These data are counter to theory and what was previously assumed about patterns of dating and sexual behavior among U. singles," said Garcia, an evolutionary biologist, research scientist at The Kinsey Institute and assistant professor of gender studies in the College of Arts and Sciences at IU Bloomington."We know that on average, singles have relatively less sexual activity than coupled people -- singles tend to have lower rates of sexual frequency likely because they have to first find a partner to have sex with," Garcia said.