I was reading: https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/only-half-of-us-children-are-being-raised-by-their-married-parents-25600
Since I’ve spent the last 7 years of my life dedicated to helping improve outcomes for students placed in a school setting with devices, I’ve become more acutely aware of the larger societal shifts which are making it difficult for children to overcome the hurdles being thrown in their way by the culture in the USA.
There’s plenty of evidence backing up the concept that the environment most likely to help a child grow into a successful adult overwhelmingly points to a household with a married biological mother & father. That doesn’t mean other household environments can’t raise good children, it just means the odds are best in this setting.
As an overall culture, it should be a major disappointment to us then to find out that half of all children in our country are in a less than optimal home setting by the time they graduate high school. With an all-time low in married adults, it appears that we’re heading towards even lower percentages of children growing up in a home with their parents.
What are the implications of this going to be down the road? Will other home settings, schools and/or other community organizations be able to adapt and fill in whatever it is that’s missing from the home?