I am 25, work full time (34 hours a week) and have a wonderful daughter who will be three on Xmas Day.
Since having my daughter I have bought a 3 bedroom new build and pay for everything my daughter & I have.
I work hard, instill good values in my daughter and actually label myself as a much better parent on my own. There is no one interupting one on one time with my daughter and I, we have a very close relationship. She is not exposed to any arguing or adult conversation as it is only myself & her in the house. As I needed to return to work when she was 8months old for financial reasons – would love to spend all day, every day with my amazing girl if I could, she has developed amazingly and is well advanced for her age. I have a real problem with being labelled as a lesser parent because I am on my own. I recently lost my dad and my daughter her Papa and if it wasn’t for my little girl I would not have got through it. I think it is a testament to how close we are that all she has to do is smile at me & I smile.
I was brought up by a 2 parent family but I see no reason that I am not just as good on my own. We are not well off, her Dad makes no contribution financially, but we get by and I am sick sick sick fed up of people tarring all “bad” kids as coming from single parent families. This is not true.