Are you struggling to raise a child by yourself? Get the information you need to survive single parenting and raise healthy, happy children! By checking out breakthrough strategies. Are you raising one or more children on your own due to divorce or death of a partner? Whatever the case may be, raising children is difficult enough for a two-parent household. When it's a single parent household, the situation is even more critical. Most of us think nothing of hopping in the car to run to the market and leaving the kids with your husband or wife. Just stop and think how difficult that could be as a single parent. If you have an infant or a toddler, even a quick trip to the grocery store is an event. Add another preschooler or grammar school sibling, and before you know it your quick trip turns into something close to a safari! There are some pretty frightening statistics surrounding single parents drawn from the 2007 census. The number of single parents has grown significantly worldwide. From 2001 to 2008 the numbers have increased by a whopping 11%! Here in the United States, there are around 13.6 million single parents raising 21.2 million kids, representing 26% of all kids under 21. Eighty-four percent of custodial parents are mothers and 16% are fathers. These figures indicate what most of us already know. The people bearing the majority of the burden of raising children alone are the same people who make less money. Women who work outside the home are no strangers to the concept of "doing more and earning less". That doesn't mean that single fathers have it so easy either. Our hats should go off to any single parents who struggle to make ends meet especially in this horrible economy.