Family life is undergoing changes, which is reflected in families distancing themselves from the modern model of a nuclear family. This master’s thesis focuses on single-parent families. In the past, the main reason for creation of a single-parent family was death of a partner, whereas today divorces and separations prevail and women decide to raise children on their own much more often. Single-parent families are still subject to stigmatisation as they deviate from the socially desirable model of a two-parent family. The goal and main purpose of the master’s thesis is to determine how and if living in a single-parent family affects children’s everyday life. In our study, we will focus on two age groups: on individuals that as children lived in a single-parent family in the 1960’s and 1970’s and on individuals that live in a single-parent family today. The master’s thesis consists of a theoretical and empirical part. The theoretical part presents what a family is, how it is defined and what function it has. It goes on to focus on single-parent families and children’s life in this type of family. The empirical part comprises interviewees’ answers, followed by results of both age groups and a conclusion, considering the similarities and differences of living in this type of family. We determined that children’s everyday life in a single-parent family does not drastically differ from children’s everyday life in this type of family in the past. However, the difference between the generations is job-related; the older generation also emphasises the stigmatisation in society due to life in a single-parent family and a greater financial distress, compared to the younger generation.