Family Values and Ethics

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Nothing is a better experience for a parent than watching their kid grow into who they were taught to be. It turns out that 66% of parents intend to and do raise their kids with the same life lessons that they were exposed to when they were young (Murray). Raising a family requires values, which evolve into ethics, and are crucial to a successful family. This shows that values are what keep the family in their desired lifestyle. Diversity of values in American families, through morals and tradition, is key to what makes this country so unique. Tradition hardly can ever be broken, especially when it comes to health habits. Exercise and good eating awareness is not limited; there are too many diet plans and nutrition logs available to not meet America’s needs. Idealistically, staying healthy is seeded into a person as a kid, based on how much nutrition and activity has been stressed into their daily routine. Most of these kids grow up to take complete advantage of the healthy choices in front of them, and have their kids staying active as well. There are other studies proudly proving their point regarding the ordeal, and that is the wealthier the family, the healthier the family. One study shows that people who make over $36,000 are 12% more likely to follow a fit lifestyle than families with a lower income (Busteed). This does not necessarily mean that portion of the rich takes this lifestyle more seriously than other Americans, but just simply find it easier to value health when money is not as much of a concern. On the other side of the scale, some who want to display a good healthy lifestyle to their kids cannot; this is not by choice, however, when money becomes an issue. No matter how morally important, it... ... middle of paper ... ....RSS 2.0, 2010. Web. 21 Nov. 2013. Busteed, Brandon. "No Major Change in Americans' Exercise Habits." Well-Being: Exercise Habits. Gallup, n.d. Web. 10 Nov. 2013. Frank, Robert. "Wealthy Don't Want to Spoil Kids, but Can't Help It." CNBC.com. CNBC, 9 Jan. 2013. Web. 12 Nov. 2013. Hanes, Stephanie. "Parenting the 'App Generation'" SIRS. N.p., 20 Oct. 2013. Web. 11 Nov. 2013. Hill, Amelia. "Families Struggle to Eat Healthily amid Rising Food Bills and Shrinking Budgets."The Guardian. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Nov. 2013. Mantel, Ruth. "What's an A Worth?" SIRS. ProQuest, 17 Dec. 2012. Web. 12 Nov. 2013. Murray, Linda. "Expert Advice." BabyCenter. Mike Fogarty, 1997. Web. 07 Nov. 2013. "Rich Parents." Mail Online. Daily Mail Reporter, 11 Jan. 2013. Web. 21 Nov. 2013. Sightings, Tom. "Wealthy Are Healthy." US News RSS. N.p., 15 May 2012. Web. 14 Nov. 2013.
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