INTRODUCTION
Parent laid the foundation for the desired social, moral, emotional, spiritual and intellectual well being of their children. The training a child receives from home is of great importance in his or her total personality formation and his or her academic performance in his or her total personality formation and his or her academic performance. It is also observed that the pattern of life in the home, the economic and social status of the family in the community and many others conditions that give the home a distinctive character which influence the performance of children in schools.
Children, differ in various ways as a result of their home background such as socio-economic status, parental attitude to school and child rearing practice. These home background variables are also found to be positively related to children’s academic performance, more especially at primary school students that needs care and love (Abdulganiyu, 1999).
Similarly, Giwa (1997) cited in Mustapha (2011) reported that factors such as socio- economic status family size, birth order, parental attitude, child rearing practices, parental
absence have been found to affect social and intellectual learning experiences of children in primary school. In the same vein, Bliss (2004) stated that many students from low socio-economic homes respond incomprehensively to the lesson teachers try to develop in classroom, because their environment at home is less intellectual stimulating. Therefore, they sometimes find it difficult to cope in school. This is so because children are born with some psychological, emotional and intellectual needs such as needs for love and security, the needs for new experiences, the need for praise and recognition and the need for responsibility. Many of these needs might not be available to primary school students from broken homes which in turn might influence their academic performance. The extents at which these needs are met during the formative years of children determine to a large extent how well equipped children will deal with the social and emotional aspects of schooling. In view of the above, the study aimed at reviewing the impact of broken home on academic performance of children in Nigeria primary schools.>>>>>more

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