October 29, 2003

And my opinion is.......

Dr Jerz asked for my opinion of what i researched, well you got it....

Initially, i wasn't planning to use single parent and two parent families as the topic for my term project, but now i am really interested in it, so i think i am going to. However, i will dive deeper into it, not only using statistics but quotes as well, and looking at other groups such as: single fathers, teens, gay couples, as well as single mothers. Also, i will try to interview a single parent, or maybe more than one, to discuss the differences, and perhaps i will interview a two parent family as well. Dr. Jerz also asked for the best comments and suggestions i received, i have included those as well as my response to them, and the website where i got the information in my report.

**Paul Crossman suggested that "Lori, I think you would need to become a single mother to get some good first hand experience. It would be uber interesting then...I would read it. Well, Paul, I do think that would make for a great paper, you're right, it would be uber interesting, with all of the experience i would be able to place in it. Unfortunately, i am not about to have a child, and Paul, really, a child takes nine months to come into this world, in nine months i will be working my butt off, and school will be over for this year, how would my child pertain to my journalsim term project then? Perhaps i will just borrow someone elses child, or maybe i could just interview a single mother?

**Mindy suggested i add postive aspects to the story. "It seemed that all of the facts looked dwon upon single mothers rather than showing success." I think that is a good comment and a good suggestion, however, i don't agree with you. I do not think the article looked down on single mothers at all, it just showed the effects, it said nothing about it being bad, or unethical, or wrong, it just showed effects. I would love to add more success stories, but that wouldn't really prove my point that single parent families differ from two parent families, but perhaps i could, and i will try, thats a great comment, thank you.

These are the two comments i found the most interesting, the rest pretty much suggested what i said when Dr. Jerz asked me what i would change. And here is the long awaited website.

Posted by Lori Rupert at October 29, 2003 06:35 PM

good research, Lori. I enjoyed your report, although I do tend to agree with Mindy that many of the aspects presented were negative. I don't tend to think that single parenting is something that people choose to do--I believe that, rather, it is a situation that they are left to handle, and do the best they can. The facts you presented were quite interesting, however, I do think that maybe showing some positive things about single parenting may clear up and cloudiness on the issue. The effects on the children vs. the effects on the single parent would also be an interesting perspective. Consider your options, Lori--you've got quite a number!! Good luck with your work on the project :)

Posted by: Karissa at October 30, 2003 03:23 PM

Please update yourself. I miss the quirkiness!! That was a comment**

Posted by: Amanda at November 4, 2003 02:14 PM

I meant compliment. I have been making that mistake since I was 7 years old. Just like I can never remember the word "graffiti". I think that is how you spell it.

Posted by: Amanda at November 4, 2003 02:15 PM

Thanks Amanda, things haven't been bright and cheery lately, but ill try, for your sake:) lol

Posted by: Lori at November 4, 2003 04:10 PM

Lori, I think that your presentation was completed efficently and correctly. I would have to agree with the others though and say that maybe more in depth research would have made it more interesting.


Posted by: Tiffany at November 4, 2003 06:04 PM

Lori, when are you going to update your blog???

Oh yeah, and send me your screen name for IM. I'm sure if you would want to to talk to me, just for the hell of it or if you just want to talk about things. Just click on my name down below and you can email it to me!

Posted by: Jen at November 7, 2003 07:41 PM
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