Advantages and Disadvantages of a Working Single Mother
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Advantages and Disadvantages of a Working Single Mother

Working Single Mothers

Maintaining a healthy balance between your profession and family for a single mother is very important. In today’s world, relying fully on government funds is not enough for a family to have a comfortable lifestyle. Yes, the government funds will help with bills and education, but for a family to have all their needs and wants to be satisfied, a single mother must pursue a profession to provide for her children.

Advantages and disadvantages of a working single mother

A single mother who dedicates most of her hours to her profession has its perks and disadvantages on the family. A major issue for a single mother is to juggle both worlds; being a mom and also succeeding in her work. In most cases, there is always one side that gets neglected. Usually, the child does not get the attention he/she needs or feels insecure about their relationship with their parent and lash out in ways that affect their education, social life, and personality building. Vice versa, many mothers cannot keep up with the workload and end up falling behind in their jobs which affects poorly on the company. On the other hand, there can also be a few positive effects on the child, for example, they become more independent and responsible as they have to handle situations and tasks on their own. They can learn quickly and are more mature than children who have their mothers at home all day long.

Government funds are given to working single mothers

The government also provides aid for single mothers to help them become financially stable such as insurance for children and covering child expenses such as food and supplies. Many programs exist that support single mothers which have children that fit in specific age brackets by providing them necessities. However, the government fund is not a permanent solution as the government stops providing financial support after a certain age or when the mother stops being eligible depending on the criteria. Therefore, a single mother needs to come up with a permanent solution such as a stable job that can provide a consistent flow of money. Moreover, by relying entirely on the government funds and benefits, the mother can lose motivation to work and get too comfortable with the idea of receiving money without doing much. Therefore, a mother needs to establish a source of permanent income for her family.

Alternatives for making money

A mother does not have to be limited to a 9 am-5 pm office job, she can find a job that has flexible hours or is work from home. Job options such as freelancing, blogging, virtual assistant, online teaching, etc. are all options that would be convenient for a single mother as she could do it from the comfort of her home with timings that fit her schedule.

In conclusion, finding the perfect balance between your profession and your family is highly important for a single mother as it has an impact on multiple factors. A mother cannot depend on the government for paying for all her expenses and must come up with a solution that helps her have a stable income for the family.

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