Re: Syndicated columnist Jeff Jacoby’s June 15 commentary, “A matter of beating the stiffest odds.”
Too many times I’ve heard that children from single mom homes are headed down a path of crime, drugs and promiscuity.
I’m a single mom and have two fantastic kids. Both excel in school, always receiving A’s and B’s. My daughter is amazing when it comes to sports. My son is very artistic and always receives praise from teachers, friends and other mothers for being kind, respectful and compassionate. Their attitude towards alcohol and drugs, sex and gang violence is one of disgust.
Jacoby’s opinion that kids from a single mother home are very prone to use alcohol and marijuana is way out of whack. I have dated men who are into these things and they were all raised in typical nuclear families (with both a mom and a dad). I have even been beaten. Is this the type of father Jacoby would like to see in the home to raise children?
I have a hard time being a single mom, but I have the best kids in the world. They do not fit the so-called prophetic profile of kids raised only by their mother.
I can guarantee you that there are more single mothers out there with great kids. All of them will grow up to be the strength and backbone of our society. Stop being negative and start showing the positives of single motherhood. Lori L. Belnap Spokane xxxx
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