Challenges And Bright Spots Of Single Parenting During A Pandemic

Many single parents have reported feeling lonely and overwhelmed. But they’ve also formed stronger social networks and bonds with their children.

‘There’s No Backup’: Single Moms On Quarantining With Kids
Rachelle Rasmussen (left) with her two children, and Tracy Dooley with her daughter. (Courtesy)
‘There’s No Backup’: Single Moms On Quarantining With Kids
Rachelle Rasmussen (left) with her two children, and Tracy Dooley with her daughter. (Courtesy)

Challenges And Bright Spots Of Single Parenting During A Pandemic

Many single parents have reported feeling lonely and overwhelmed. But they’ve also formed stronger social networks and bonds with their children.

There’s not another country in the world with more kids living in single-parent households than in the U.S. And for a lot of those families, the pandemic has been especially challenging.

Reset brings on a researcher — and opens the phones to listeners — to learn more about how the pandemic is overloading single-parent households and what can be done to support these families.

GUEST: Philip Fisher, director of the Center for Translational Neuroscience at the University of Oregon; Philip H. Knight Chair and professor of psychology