The issue of the growth of single-parent families has been in the forefront of political, social and moral debate in recent years. Children from single-parent families tend to be over-represented in clinic populations. Yet this state of family being may be no more potentially pathological than the nuclear family, which can become conceptually idealised. The aim of this chapter is to look behind the statistics and examine the impact on children of life in a single-parent family, to explore how this may be managed, and to look for potentiating factors that can enable good-enough development to unfold. Case material is used to illustrate the theme.