Here's a blogpost at the Psychology Today Blog about children of single parents, saying out loud what conservatives have been saying for about three decades, and what religious people have been saying for several thousand years: children are better off with two parents.
"Not too long ago, it was fashionable and politically correct to assert that it was perfectly fine for parents to get a divorce and that children raised by single parents turned out fine. The stigma of illegitimate birth, which had haunted the lives of so-called bastards for centuries, was mostly erased."
"More recently, however, increasing numbers of experts are saying that it is better for a child to have two parents, and they point to a growing list of studies indicating that children turn out better if they were raised by two married parents than if they were raised by a single parent. I have yet to see a study that showed children of single parents performing better than those who were raised by a married couple, even though one might speculate that having fewer parents should contribute to greater demands for maturity and other competencies."
The blog post quickly turns into a discussion of whether American companies will discriminate against children of single parents, which seems an odd road to go down.
Not only are children with two parents better off emotionally, financially, medically, etc., than children of single parents, children of married parents fare better than children of unmarried parents living together. Ladies, if you want the best for your children, marry the father. It's been true for thousands of years. It still is.