Single parents’ stress

 

Joe Cardona’s March 15 column, Being a single parent is doubly challenging, is a reflection of many single parents (mainly single mothers) in this day and age. I grew up in a single-parent household, which was not as stressful as it is now.

As Cardona mentioned, many single parents dread summer time and spring break. They cannot afford camps when the main goal is to keep the family afloat. During my upbringing, summer school was available to everyone whether you failed a class or not. I took elective classes such as music or whatever was offered. Now summer school is only for students who did not pass a class.

Single parents have it hard, especially since funds are needed to pay for these breaks. Extending school time would be beneficial to the kids and the single parents. The stress level is at its highest, at this point.

Rosedad Francois, Miami

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