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    Default Opinion piece on single mothers/young mothers/mothers on welfare...

    Oh and beyond that, they are great kids! ( mine)

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    But many single-parent households are not good places for children. The mothers are given to junk food, daytime TV and no-good boyfriends, who might develop designs on an adolescent daughter.
    and my blood started to boil

    "many single-parent households".... followed by "the mothers". Does the fathers action have NO effect on the children whatsoever.

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    Whatever the efforts these mothers make, their children are likely to have a bleak future.
    Are they serious?????

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    Default Opinion piece on single mothers/young mothers/mothers on welfare...

    I can't believe how much stereotyping is going on!

    And wtf why stop payments to under 21year olds, and send to a hostel?!
    No thanks!

    I'm not single, but had DD at 18, the though of have no other option but to go to a hostel is stupid! And unrealistic!

    how is a hostel the best place for a child to grow up in?!
    (I don't want to offend anyone here! But I know several people who have been/ still are in hostels, and there not the nicest of places)
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    Default Opinion piece on single mothers/young mothers/mothers on welfare...

    That article has also not quoted any research or studies on the longtitudinal data on children to show a direct correlation between people on welfare and higher rates of child abuse/neglect.

    Also, why is it all placed on the mothers? No mention of the fathers. Like something straight from the 60s.

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    I remember a young mother at playgroup. She was partnered (to an apprentice) and had two toddlers and was pregnant with her third when the government changed the regulations to enforce that young parents had to still fulfill the requirements to work or study to receive any assistance.

    She tried to apply for an exemption and was graciously granted until her newborn was six weeks old. (The new rules were coming in two weeks after her due date, so it didn't effect her until after she had her newborn.)

    She brought her newborn to playgroup once and said that she had enrolled in a TAFE course.

    I thought it was really unfair that the government didn't allow her to stay home with her three very young children just because she was a young parent. Her partner was working long hours for apprentice wages and really couldn't help much (neither practically nor financially).

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    Absolute media bullsh1t. Seriously, I wish there was more accountability in journalism or even published opinion pieces.

    Provide the raw data and the methodology used to collect and if it meets relative quality standards then there may be something to investigate. The author should, stop pulling figures out of their @rse and read up on research methods and analysis.

    In the words of Ben Goldacre (author of Bad Science) "many anecdotes do not make data".

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    It is not even worth wiping your bum with. What a load of doggy doo.

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    Default Opinion piece on single mothers/young mothers/mothers on welfare...

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    It is not even worth wiping your bum with. What a load of doggy doo.
    Lol yes I agree

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    But many single-parent households are not good places for children. The mothers are given to junk food, daytime TV and no-good boyfriends, who might develop designs on an adolescent daughter.
    Yes, I hate this bit too.

    DD has never been one to live on junk food. She doesn't like it enough for a start, but I've always been one to say, "go get some fruit or veg from the fridge if you're hungry," rather than saying "go grab a packet of chips," (we don't even have any in the house anyway).

    Daytime TV was true when she was small - nap time was during Dr Phil then Ready, Steady, Cook... and she'd only nap ON me... so plonked in front of the TV it was. WHEN SHE WAS A BABY. FOR 1.5 HOURS.

    That no-good boyfriend? He's the one who's supporting us while he no-good father pays nothing at all for her upbringing. He spends time with her, and his support is what means I can have my job - as I'll be working until 8pm twice weekly, and all day Saturdays. But, he certainly is terrible...

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    Hmmm. Abuse against children is overwhelmingly perpetrated by men, statistically speaking (so conviction-wise) yet this piece is somehow blaming the mothers. What an awful article. Just... trash from a simplistic mind lacking in empathy or any understanding of reality.


 

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