- Dec 27, 2009
Robert Beeson: The secret life of a single parent -- remember this on National Single Parent Day
Thirty-four percent of U.S. homes—yes, one out of three—are headed up by a solo mom or dad
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If I told you that in 1984 President Ronald Reagan had established National Single Parent Day on March 21 each year, there’s a really good chance your response would be, "Well, I’ve never heard of thahttps://www.foxnews.com/opinion/secret-life-single-parent-national-single-parents-day-robert-beeson
t. I had no idea." You’re in good company because most people don’t know about a day set aside to recognize these parents.
But because 34% of U.S. homes—yes, one out of three—are headed up by a solo mom or dad, isn’t it time we re-established this annual day in our country?
Of course, any mom is eligible to be celebrated on Mother’s Day and any dad on Father’s Day, but single parents deserve a special day to be recognized and applauded for their valiant efforts in singlehandedly raising their children. In fact, that’s why we are also dubbing this day—March 21, 2021—as Super-Hero Sunday.
Single parent statistics from 2019 suggest that there are 15 million single-mother families in the US, which is three times more than there were in 1960. (Wealthy Single Mommy) A quarter of US families are headed by a single parent, 80% of which are run by a single mom.