Single Parents Deserve a Hall of Fame

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There are Halls of Fame for musicians, athletes, volunteers, and high achievers in many other fields. My quick check on Wikipedia found over 250 of them. Yet nowhere did I find recognition for one group who richly deserves it.

There is no Hall of Fame for single parents. There are no "Single Parent of the Year Awards." There should be. The challenges of being a single parent are monumental.

The number of U.S. children living with a single parent has been rising, accompanied by a decline in marriage rates and a rise in births outside of marriage. A Pew Research Center study of 130 countries, released December 12, 2019, shows that the U.S. has the world’s highest rate of children living in single-parent households. Almost a quarter of U.S. children under the age of 18 live with one parent and no other adults (23%), more than three times the share of children around the world who do so (7%).