Are you a single parent? Then you will understand very well how difficult it is to raise a child as a single parent. It could be equally difficult for the child to deal with the fact that s/he is being raised by a single parent. One may say being a single parent is not a big deal and most single parents go about their life just the way anybody would. But the reality is that the society and even media sees a family only as a set of father mother and children. There is nothing mainstream about being a single parent.