I grew up in a single parent family cos my dad passed away when I was three.
I have very limited memory of him but vivid memory of his funeral. When growing up, I was not very happy as i always feel inferior. People do not understand why I do not have a father and cannot understand why I need to help my mum out after school or before school.
Life was difficult for my mum but she had pressed on.
The end result, she has three very strong kids.
Except for the fact that people do not understand why we are single parent family, the rest of being in it is still alright.
Now, when I know that my pupils or people around me are in a single parent situation, I lend them the support and understanding that they need.