With all the statistics there are that show children being raised in single parent households contribute to more crimes than any other demographic I cannot see how a Star Trek author can in all good conscience support such a position and say it's OK.
Ok, as a child of a (mostly) single-parent household, I find that statement a little insulting. I have never commited and crime, and I have a sister who has also never commited a crime (as far as I know) and who is now working as a doctor. So I don't see exactly what bad thing you think the authors are supporting.
Speaking as someone who went from being raised in a poor, single-parent household in a low-income, high-crime neighborhood to do well in school and intern in the Ohio State Senate and United States Senate, and who has never been involved in crime or drugs or anything of the sort:
Thanks for insulting my upbringing and my mother's parenting skills, Ktrek
! Just love it when people who don't know me stand in judgment of my family!