This type of family is usually reliant on themselves and is more isolated from the extended family. Family members support each other without the influence of outside help such as grandparents, uncles, and aunts. This form of family has changed through the years and the new complex forms of families are similar to the traditional nuclear family. The single, also known as lone, parent family is becoming a big part of our society. Lone-parent families usually consist of either the d... ... middle of paper ... ... rates in western countries and this affects age and the population becoming older.
Thus, in cases when mothers or fathers avoid their parental responsibilities, they should be forced to spend more time with their children. This can be achieved by making a law that will require mothers or fathers to financially support their child, monitoring a banking or checking account and to provide counseling for their child. Over the recent years, the traditional family structure has steadily evolved. The importance of marriage and the traditional idea of two parent homes have subsided as single parenting has prevailed and become more common. Phillip Cooper and Daniel P. Mueller, directors of a Community Needs Assessment program, note that “almost one in two children who are now infants will live in a single parent family before age 18 (169.)
The recession has caused every one-in-eight older Millennials to return back home to their parents” (3). It is not because they want to, but because it is their only option. According to Richard Fry, a Senior Research Associate at Pews Research Center, the total number of older Millennials living at home is a record 21 million in 2012. There are several factors that cause them to return back to their parents, such as a declining employment rate and rising college enrollment fees. Fry additionally states that "the unemployed Millennials were more inclined to be existing with their guardians, (45%) contrasted with utilized Millennials( 29%)" (A Rising Share of Young Adults).
In the public aspect, advocates of religion, advisors in community service or social mediators for peace all have the ability to support and guide the neighborhood. In schools, educators and peers can both help each other and lead by example. Regardless of how a society functions, every individual is blessed with the gift to serve and lead others to better livelihoods. More often than not, my service and leadership appeals to the emotional and spiritual expanses of a person. I am a servant and leader, and both encompass my life at home, as a part of my family’s structure.
These two things are big changes considering 100 or even 50 years ago, it wasn’t heard of. Also, many years ago there was no such thing as “different families.” There was a mom, dad, and children. Nowadays, that is definitely not always the case. According to Fitzpatrick, M.A., & Badzinski, D.M (1994), family is defined as “a group of people who create and maintain a mutual identity, emotional bonds, and communication boundaries through how they interact with each other and with others; who share a common past, present and future; and who may or may not share a biological heritage.” There are different types of families, though. Families can be nuclear, gay or lesbian, extended, blended or single- parent.
The current idea of learning appears to be focused on developing the entire child through emotional, academic, and social adjustment rather than just academic development (Cheung, & Pomerantz, 2011). Parents and schools have begun to form partnerships in order to help the acquisition of knowledge through the development of the children’s individual abilities, engagement, and interest. Researchers have been focusing on finding a central aspect of parenting that helps to ensure the child’s future success through social and emotional development of their children (Warner, 2010). Parental Involvement has become an increased concern for educators and researchers over the past decades. The most widely agreed upon definition of parental involvement has been the degree to which the parent commits to the role of being a parent and helping the child achieve optimal development (Kusterer, 2010).
Why Parents Should Home School When Americans think of education, they almost automatically think of public education. However, education in our public schools has been on a down slope for over twenty years now. This is because many parents today are deciding to home school their children. Although most people think that a public education is better, statistics and facts tend to show that home schooling is beneficial in more ways. Since the beginning of civilization, children have been learning in and with their families.