The Importance Of Family Values

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“What ever happened to predictability, the milkman, the paperboy, evening TV?”, words from the famous family-focused television sitcom, Full House. In the 1990s, America had a great emphasis on family values, morals, and the family unit as a whole. Nearly twenty years has passed since the hit show, Full House had its season finale and quite a bit has changed in regards to family. It is believed that the twentieth century has seen the maximum disturbance in history of family adaptation (Georgas). From day one, America has been a melting pot of cultures-all influencing family values. Mixed cultures make for even more interesting and unique traditions. There is a clear threat to traditional family values that continues to spread throughout…show more content…
In the 1950s, the family unit was glamorized as something that was expected. In this era, the importance of family unity was obvious. 1950s America was quite like your typical modern Hispanic family. The man was the head of the house, the wife maintained the living area, and children had responsibilities of their own. When each member has a role, the family is usually in sync with one another. The family unit had straightforward morals, teachings, responsibilities and gender roles (Buckett). As gender roles have left the equation, new things also…show more content…
Instead of sitting in the living room together and watching Full House, members often escort themselves to separate quarters to watch shows like 16 and Pregnant, The Bachelor, and The Real World. Although this is tearing families in different directions, with television shows of no moral value, there are many things that continue to draw families closer. Football games on Sundays, and sitcoms like Modern Family tend to be good influences in maintaining the integrity of core family values. Threats such as social media and busy lifestyles can often complicate family values and goals. It is difficult to be a fully functional happy family in 2014. Dysfunction is normal in most families and is never something to be too concerned with. Maintaining traditions and passing morals through generations allow for families to grow and flourish. Threatening the integrity of the family unit will continue to occur through the ages. Families will continue to adapt to new lifestyles and make changes that support vital family
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