According to the US Census Bureau, more than 1 in 3 South Carolina families with children under 18 has only one parent in the home. Mothers head the majority of those households. Statistics show that children who grow up in fatherless homes have a much greater risk of major challenges in life than those who grow up with a father in the home.
To address those issues and start a community dialogue that will identify meaningful and practical solutions, WIS is partnering with "Parenting Solo" to host "Disappearing Dads: Rebuilding The Family," a town hall-style meeting on October 20th at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.
In addition to looking for ways to empower dads and bring them back into the family picture, we'll also address other challenges unique to single-parent families. You can help drive the conversation. Submit your questions for our panel here and plan to attend the town hall meeting on Saturday, October 20th at 3:30 p.m. at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.
The town hall event will also be recorded to air on WIS at a later date.
More About Parenting Solo www.parentingsolo.net
'Parenting Solo' is a movement giving solo parents a voice and a sense of independence & self-reliance.
'Parenting Solo' was born out of a desire for successful parenting despite the obstacles and challenges parents face whether they are single parents, military spouses, or are faced with other circumstances that put parents in the position of raising their children on their own.
The goal is to build a bridge between 'solo' parents and the information and resources needed to empower them to parent successfully, raise stronger families and create a brighter future for themselves and their children.