Whether married, single or divorced, raising a child in Providence can be challenging at times. These challenges can increase when the parents of a child or children are not together. Determining child support between divorced or single parents can be a constant battle. Receiving the needed financial support to raise a child can be difficult when the other parent is not heavily involved in the child's life. Although the disputes surrounding child support can be stressful for the children, delinquent payments could significantly impact the life of the child as well.
A recent episode of "Oprah's Lifeclass" featured the topic of single mothers and their challenges raising fatherless sons. In the show, they not only talk about the issues and disputes that result when the mothers attempt to get any type of financial assistance from the father, but the show also explored the emotional support that a child seeks. Although receiving financial assistance when raising a child alone is important, the role of a father is also crucial.