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A Traditional Family

- A traditional family consists of one father, one mother, two children, on male, one female, one pet, and one house with a whit pipit fence. The dad went to work the mother stayed at home and took care of the children and did house work. Sounds simple, but the reason it sounds so simple is because people were very judgmental and if people were anything else they would be punished or frowned upon. That’s how society was back in the day. A lot of things changed since then. People are more open minded more acceptable of other people....   [tags: Mother, Family, Parent, Father]

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The Effects Of Traditional Family On Family

- “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)....   [tags: Family, Nuclear family, Mother, Father]

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Single Parent vs. Traditional Family

- Which behalf is the best side, the single parent versus the traditional family. A traditional family is defined or described as two parents working together to solve anything that goes on in their house. The advantage of a traditional family is that they are going to have a more stable income that will buy them a reasonable house or an apartment. “The traditional families have two parents, the mom and the dad, jointly raising kids with help and advice from each other” (Magnier). An accustomed family also expresses their feelings towards one another and has respect among others in their home....   [tags: Parenting, Family Values]

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Family Health Assessment : A Blended Non Traditional Family

- Family health assessment The family I chose to interview is a blended non-traditional family. There is a mother and her 6 kids. The kids come from two different guys that the gal was married to and a boyfriend that she has lived with in the past. The boyfriend still spends some nights with her. Family seemed to be important with this family. They often spent time with her family during the holiday season. They have family over when the kids are having birthdays. They spend time together as a family going camping....   [tags: Family, Marriage, The Time, Prince]

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Society's Changing Attitude about the Traditional Family Model

- Traditional family in today’s society is rather a fantasy, a fairy tale without the happy ending. Everyone belongs to a family, but the ideology that the family is built around is the tell tale. Family structures have undeniably changed, moving away from the conventional family model. Nowadays more mothers work outside of the home, more fathers are asked to help with housework, and more women are choosing to have children solo. Today there are families that have a mom and a dad living in the same home, there are step-families, and families that have just a mother or just a father....   [tags: family studies]

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How Language Constantly Evolves And Changes As A Traditional Family

- Language constantly evolves and changes as it is adopted by different cultures. Consequently, words have many definitions, connotations and origins. “Family” is one of the terms that have changed over time; as a result the traditional definition of “family” is inadequate, and limited to describe the modern version of the term. Our society tends to attach itself to the “traditional conceptualization of family“ better know as a “nuclear family” which includes a set of parents, and their biological offspring (Kompara)....   [tags: Family, Household, Gender role, Mother]

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The Industrial Revolution and the Deterioration of the Traditional Family

- In 1785, Thomas Jefferson said "Those who labor in the earth are the chosen people of God" (Jefferson 1). These words helped shape America for the next hundred years. American families worked hard on their agricultural properties reaping the rewards of the American dream. Then, in the late nineteenth century, the United States of America was hit by the worldwide phenomenon known as the Industrial Revolution, and the U.S. was transformed into an industrial colossus. The vast lands of America made abundant resources available to those who wished to utilize them....   [tags: industrial revolution, american dream]

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Traditional Sense Of Family And Its Duties

- It is a common theme throughout history that children “owe” it to their parents to do right by them by any means necessary in return for the parents years of hard work, personal sacrifices, and parental obligations to the child; whether that be through personal sacrifices or simply lending a helping hand. Modern philosophy attempts to disregard the ties of family entirely in order to prove that children do not voluntarily ask for sacrifices of their parents, or even the more dramatic claim – “life.” More conservative philosophers such as Christina Hoff Summers defends the moral duties of the more traditional sense of family and the personal morality involved in the family unit....   [tags: Family, Friendship, Interpersonal relationship]

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The Importance of Preserving Traditional Family Values to Improve American Culture

- We live in a culture where we fear each other, hate each other, and even kill each other. How bad do things in our culture have to get before we stop and look at what brought us to this place. I believe that a key part of the answer to that question lies in the family. Although I know there are many good single parents in our culture I want to draw focus to the traditional family as I write this. If we look up the definition of the traditional family we find that it is a basic social unit consisting of parents and their children....   [tags: family]

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Effects Of A Non-Traditional Family On Children

- A family helps mold each person into who they eventually will become. The family is a guide for the success of a child's future. The stability of family creates a building block for how the child will progress throughout life. When parents divorce, the children are left with no stability causing them to lose basic concepts of childhood that may carry with them throughout life. Children of divorced parents have less success and happiness creating less productive citizens in our nation. Watching parents take a home from a traditional family lifestyle to a "broken" home by getting a divorce is very devastating to a child's mental well-being....   [tags: Family Studies]

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Traditional and Modern Family Composition

- ... In some cases of divorce, there is a “positive aspect” of it. However, when a marriage cannot be restored or saved, the next move is downhill to divorce. In either way a marriage ends, it still needs to be understandable for each family member especially for the children. On the other side of the divorce spectrum, it may create stronger relationship and connection between family members. Mothers, fathers, or even older siblings become the head of a single-parent family that positively redefines a divorced family....   [tags: divorce, heterosexual parents, biological children]

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Traditional Joint Family Norms Within China

- Family has a supreme position in the care diamond in China, no matter in the provision or finance dimensions. Firstly, from the service provision perspective, the older care services in China involves all the children (both daughters and sons, but placing more responsibility on sons) in the family, which is continuous with traditional joint family norms (Ochiai, 2009). Concerning with the living modes of older people, older people in urban China are more likely to live in nuclear households instead of extended families after the mid-1990s (Whyte, 2005)....   [tags: Family, Extended family, Geriatrics]

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The Traditional Nuclear Family

- Growing up in the 1960’s many of us, myself included had identified and or glorified the concept of the traditional nuclear family. The traditional nuclear family is in reference to the iconic “Leave it to Beaver” family. In this iconic television comedy the wife June stays home and tends to the home, her family and attends social events while Ward kisses June at the door after a homemade breakfast and goes off to work each day briefcase in hand. In modern times such as today, this idealized suburban 20th century family has faded out into history....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Feminism, Sociology]

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Traditional Family Beliefs in Ancient and Modern China

- Historically, the Chinese have considered the family as the basic unit of society. Familial principles such as obedience, loyalty, and kinship have been cherished in all states. In premodern China, many philosophers discussed their own beliefs about family. Confucius and other philosophers defined that an exemplary family was the one in which parents cared about their children, and children obeyed their parents. The Analects of Confucius discusses filiality, a traditional obedience to parents and ancestors, as its central theme....   [tags: Traditions, Politics, Kinship]

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Family And Traditional Religious Roles

- There are several factors which play into the playing field that is developed in my life-- the size of my family and traditional religious roles are huge factors in the culture in my hometown, as a result, these are among the most prominent factors in what affects the playing field as it is discussed and viewed. In my personal life, many different factors such as ethnicity, gender and personal sexual orientation. All of these personal factors, though, aren 't particularly representative of the family and culture around me, and as a result, my playing field is developed in a way which has similarities and contrasts which much of the area in which I 'm from, and the way in which I grew up....   [tags: Sociology, Gender, Sexual orientation, Idea]

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Why Working Mothers are Bad for the Family

- The sweet smell of candied sweet potatoes and honey ham fill the house. You are just finishing up dinner when your husband walks in the door, “Honey, I'm home!" You greet him with a warm smile, a clean home, and an after-work drink of scotch. You call the children from playing with neighbors in the backyard and they begin to get cleaned up for dinner. You then all proceed to sit around the dinner table enjoying each other’s company and you exchange stories of your day ; Jimmy got an A on his math test ; Mary has met a boy and will be going on a date tomorrow night to the Hop; there is going to be a church bazaar this Saturday....   [tags: Traditional Family Values]

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The Role Of Traditional Male And Female Ideals And Influence On The Family

- This is war. One on side the Queens stand few in their numbers, but strong in their worth. On the other, the Kings round together the Jacks for an overwhelming attack. Their battle ground is series of 5 dot clusters formed into two parallel lines. The battle is certain, but the outcome is one of surprise. This scene depicted on my altar, represents the conflict that is always present within my extended family. Through the influence of traditional male and female ideals and influence of affinal versus consanguinal kin, the Armstrong family has definite gender stratification within roles inside the family; however, the tradition of cribbage not only allows for opportunities of equality between...   [tags: Gender, Family, Gender role, Male]

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The Changing American Family by Natalie Angier

- “Christmas must be crazy.” This is the traditional comment that I have received time and time again for my remarkably nontraditional family, which consists of five stepbrothers, one stepsister, two half-sisters, my little brother, my stepmother and father, my mother and her fiancee (with his own set of children!) as well as the legions of extended family and my host family in Ecuador, not including the numerous friends on campus and elsewhere who affectionately refer to me as 'Mom', 'Mother', or 'Momma', and who are considered practically family by this point....   [tags: traditional families, nontraditional family]

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I Grow Up From A Traditional Chinese Family

- I grow up from a traditional Chinese family and I just come to America for 4 years. Almost all my family members in the last few generations grew up and lived in China. My grandfather, who is 80 years old living in my hometown, Shenyang, China, had told me a lot about theirs history. My family is originated from the southern China and we were the official of the late Qing government. During the first half of the 20th century, most of my family members stay in Shanghai and Hongkong to escape violence....   [tags: United States, World War II, Chinese language]

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The Decline of Traditional Family Being Detrimental to Society

- The Decline of Traditional Family Being Detrimental to Society Some people believe that the decline of the traditional family (Nuclear family) is detrimental to society because a lot of people are not socialising. This is one of the basic roles that a traditional family performs for individuals to meet the expectations of society. Only through a family can a person play a full part in society. In addition, society cannot exist without the rules and expectations of individual behaviour....   [tags: Papers]

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The Drawbacks of Single Parenthood

- Family structure is the basis of American society. The traditional family structure, two heterosexual, married biological parents of children, is the most historic family structure. However, this structure has transformed into different forms that include single parents, homosexual parents, and parents who adopt children. The most common modern transformation of the traditional family is that of a single parent. According to the United States Census Bureau, 27.2% of children under the age of eighteen lived with only one parent in 2011....   [tags: Traditional Family Structure]

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Effects of Child Custody

- Once upon a time, a traditional family structure was created by one man marrying one woman and procreating. Within the last few years, this has begun to change. Family structures are now being changed and created through divorce and remarriage, same-sex partners, and single-parents. When the leaders of these family structures can no longer co-exist, divorce or separation comes. If children are involved, a custody agreement needs to be arranged. A custody agreement never seems to be black and white especially with new family structures evolving....   [tags: traditional family, step parenting]

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Assessing the View that Family Diversity is Leading to a Weakening of Traditional Family Values

- Assessing the View that Family Diversity is Leading to a Weakening of Traditional Family Values Given the culturally diverse character of the United Kingdom today, there are considerable variations in family and marriage within the country. The structure of families has altered over time and is still changing today. Changing relationships between spouses in the family, and in particular, the changes in the position of women in the family. The family in the UK today reflects a range of factors, including Britain as a multi-ethnic society, differences in social class, and as a society in which women choose or are forced to head families by themselves....   [tags: Papers]

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Examining the View that the Traditional Nuclear Family is in Decline

- Examining the View that the Traditional Nuclear Family is in Decline When evaluating the view that the traditional nuclear family (of two opposite sex married parents living in a household that contains only them and their own dependant children), is in decline, I will be taking various pieces of research and evidence from Sociologists, Journalists and other sources, into consideration in order to try to determine how true this view is. The nuclear family would appear to be found internationally and would be described as ‘universal’ by Murdock, varying in popularity from country to country, however I will be concentrating mainly in the UK....   [tags: Papers]

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Family Values and The Status of The Traditional American Family

- When one thinks of the term family values, many different ideas can come to mind. Morals, religion, beliefs, tradition, expectation, controversy, and misuse are some things that may come to mind when the term “family values” is mentioned. The true definition and meaning of family values can most likely never be directly pinpointed, but it is always going to be a known fact that family values are always going to have different meanings to different people. It is the common misunderstanding that family values are just simply the things that shape a growing persons values and morals....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Television Series: Leave it to Beaver

- Leave it to Beaver was one of the most popular television series of the 1950’s where June Cleaver was the personification of a traditional wife. The show depicts a traditional family where Ward Cleaver, the father, with his wife June raise their two sons: Wally and Beaver. You giggle at the antics of their two boys as they grow up during an innocent time with problems that would seem laughable today. In the Leave it to Beaver series episodes “Teacher Comes to Dinner” and ”Teacher’s Pet” you see June take on the feminine gender role and Ward take on the masculine gender role (“Teacher Comes to Dinner” ”Teacher’s Pet”)....   [tags: traditional wife, june cleaver, traditional family]

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A Modern Twist on a Traditional American Family Ideal from the 1950's

- ... These roles within the nuclear family are exactly what was depicted in the 1950s. These ideals support that “a woman would be immature ‘if she wants all the advantages of marriage’ but resents doing housework, and a man would be less-than-grown-up if he shirked the bread-winner role” (Ehrenreich 17-18). The threat of being perceived as less mature than other adults is pervasive in the modern advertisement, and carried over from 1950s ideology. This threat creates a subtle pressure in the advertisement that carries 1950s attitudes into modernity....   [tags: gender roles, values, expectations]

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The Extent to Which Social Policies Reflect and Support the Traditional Nuclear Family

- The Extent to Which Social Policies Reflect and Support the Traditional Nuclear Family Social policy is the package of measures taken to solve a social problem. I intend to assess the New Right and New Left, the taxation law, the Child Support Agency, the fact that the government encourages families to look after themselves, and that 16- 18 year olds don’t get job seekers allowance. The New Right is traditional. It supports the nuclear family and is for being economically independent, not relying on the state....   [tags: Papers]

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The Truth About Foster Care

- After the television became a family household item, Americans celebrated the traditional family. Everywhere a person looked, they would find the typical husband and wife with 2.5 children. Even presidential candidates oozed the essence of a perfect family (Coontz, 2011). Even though the traditional family is changing, one opponent stands to challenge the picture-perfect family: foster care. The concept of placing a child who has suffered from abuse or neglect is not new. In 1853, Loring Brace took notice of the increased number of children living on the streets and thus began the first non-profit foster home (Chittom & Wagner, n.d.)....   [tags: nuclear family, traditional values]

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Women's Growth from Medieval to Modern Times

- The status of women in the older centuries differed greatly from how they are for women in more modern times. Women were often treated less like people than men were, and it was difficult for women to earn any respect. In Medieval Europe specifically, the status of women changed in very few ways over the course of one hundred and sixty-four years. In the time period from 1750 to 1914, women had very few options when making choices and their lives were set in stone in basic routines, although the strict rules of marriage were lightened about one hundred and forty years into the time period....   [tags: marry, family, traditional]

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Effects of Changing Times on Families Explained in "The Changing American Family" by Beam and "The American Family Is No More" by Bidwell

- ... I think that she was trying to show the reader that just because thinks are changing that there still are families that whether they are “traditional” are still fully functioning families nonetheless. These authors all express how the traditional family has changed and how there is no such thing as a traditional American family anymore, I believe that this is absolutely true times have changed and so has family’s. In my life at 20 years old I already know a hand full of friends my age who have kids, many of which are interracial and many also do not have their father with the baby....   [tags: gay, traditional, divorce]

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Korean Traditional Society: Emmanuel Todd

- Korea traditionally used to have a family structure called extended [authoritarian] stem family where the family members included all their grandparents, aunts and uncles into the number and size. In traditional society the role structure was strictly divided by sex and age. After the virtues of Confucianism were imported from China, Korea valued high patriarchal family structure; the principal purpose of marriage traditionally was meant to continue the family lineage by obtaining a male heir. Filial piety, which served as an ideology for maintaining its traditional familial pattern, was a virtuous characteristic; it was believed that it was the duty that kept the order to not disgrace the n...   [tags: modernization,industrialization, family]

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The Conflict with Traditional Culture

- The conflict with traditional culture The general people consider Hong Kong as an international city because a lot of cross-cultural enterprises choose Hong Kong as a landing base to enter into Chinese market and even Asian market.As a result ,the conscientious of women leadership can be brought into the working ecology through the expending of multinational firms. Nevertheless, it is misleading that the concept of women leadership can wholly be applied to companies in general and help increasing the number of women leader....   [tags: Traditional Culture, Hong Kong]

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Family Structure and Juvenile Delinquency

- Traditional families are becoming a thing of the past. Women are no longer staying at home and assuming their womanly roles that society once expected from them. Due to their choices and living environment, they have to do what they can to raise the children that being into this world. Women nowadays are becoming mothers at an early age and often have to the raise the child on their own. Due to this hardship, they must improvise when it comes to adjusting to the change of now raising a child and their parenting skills....   [tags: traditional families, women's role]

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Traditional Roots At The United States

- Despite my experiences and struggles as a child, moreover, residing in the United States, I carry my traditional roots near and dear through cultural practices such as my diet, celebrated holidays, and rites of passage. My diet primarily consists of traditional Nicaraguan foods such as gallo pinto (rice and beans mixed together) regularly with cuajada (type of cheese) and soft tortillas, meat wise, primarily chicken, steak and pork beverages such as pinolillo (cornmeal cacao based drink). Snacks, consisting of rosquillas (corn masa cookies)....   [tags: Family, Woman, Mother, Marriage]

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The Traditional American Marriage

- Picture a white picket fence, a nice home to return to after a strenuous day at work, and don’t forget the perfect spouse. This is the idea of a modern traditional American marriage. Although this may seem set in stone, this idea has proven to not be fool proof. Our society is so engulfed with this particular image of the American dream that it continues to slip from many peoples grasp. It creates an image that is the reciprocate of what was intended with the divorce rate in 2015 nearly reaching fifty percent [7].It forces us to ask the question, is there another alternative to the traditional American marriage....   [tags: Marriage, Arranged marriage, Wife, Family]

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The Family Of A Family

- The world interprets the definition of family in a variety of ways throughout their cultures. When thinking of a modern family most people would automatically think of family as a group of individuals living together in a household or multiple people from the same descent. The majority of society was raised thinking heterogeneous monogamy-different sex marriage allowed only one spouse- was the only type of marriage allowed. In this society people believe many different types of marriages are acceptable such as monogamy, polygamy, public and private families....   [tags: Family, Marriage, Father, Mother]

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The Family Of A Family

- Parenting can sometimes be something that you learned from watching others or something you were just thrown into. Traditionally and idealistically, the perfect family would be a family in which both the mother and father are married to each other, the father is working, and the mother is also working but both parents are making time to take care of the children. Most American children are raised by both parents in their household (E. Jordan, personal communication, October 11, 2016). Idealistically, the father is mostly supporting the family and the children get to live and find themselves in a supportive household....   [tags: Family, Mother, Parent, Father]

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Family Relations : Family And Family

- Family Ties In reference to one of my favorite Disney quotes, “Ohana means family. Family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten” (Sanders). Although I believe this quote rings true, every person has a different background and no two family experiences are identical; therefore, everyone can define family in different ways. According to the Oxford Dictionaries, family is defined as a group comprised of parents and children that live in the same household. As time progresses, the term “family” continues to develop many new interpretations due to the further advancement of society....   [tags: Family, Marriage, Same-sex marriage, Mother]

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Balancing the Life of a Non-traditional College Student

- College can be a particularly difficult period of time in any person’s life if they fail to properly prepare for the inevitable stress that result from it. Any person entering college for the first time must constantly strive to strike a balance it their life between the demands of school and the similar demands from work, family, church, etc. Today, colleges are providing students with more flexibility through night classes and a variety of classes offered through distance learning, including online courses....   [tags: Non-traditional College Students, college, edcucat]

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Family And The Family System

- Out of the numerous commodities and resources that are scarce on the planet in which we inhabit a family, or even a family system, can never be parallel to even an iota of them. This is due to the fact that everyone, no matter what age at what time period of their life, has a family. That family may not be the cookie cutter family that society imposes on the media world. People develop without knowing their family, people create new families of their own, or they can even find something or someone to call family because of this family will never be scarce....   [tags: Family, Sociology, Nuclear family]

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Arranged Marriages Are Traditional On South Asian Society

-  Arranged marriages are traditional in South Asian society and continue to account for an overwhelming majority of marriages in the Indian subcontinent. Despite the fact that romantic love is "wholly celebrated" in both Indian mass media and folklore, and the arranged marriage tradition lacks any official legal recognition or support, the institution has proved to be "surprisingly robust" in adapting to changed social circumstances and has defied predictions of decline as India modernized. Arranged marriages are believed to have initially risen to prominence in the Indian subcontinent when the historical Vedic religion gradually gave way to classical Hinduism, substantially displacing other...   [tags: Marriage, Arranged marriage, Hinduism, Family]

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I Had A Non Traditional Childhood

- I had a non-traditional childhood. My father was in and out of the picture and I lived with my mother, Tina, for the first eleven years of my life. I often look back on these years in remorse, thankful that the younger me did not realize how bad they were at the time. Growing up with Tina was rough; she had major anger problems and resorted to violence very easily. A lot of the time she kept me in my room so she would not have to ‘deal’ with me. This caused me to be isolated from other kids. When I was outside of my room it was hard to know how to act with her....   [tags: Family, English-language films, Belt, I Decided]

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The Family Of A Single Parent Family

- In modern life, we have belonged to own family. The families have complicated relationship between family members. We like to think of the family as a haven in a harsh world, but in fact, inequality begins at home. Some children are born in a complete family, they are very happy; Some children are born in a single-parent family, their personality are different from other, and even the lack of a sense of security; On the other hand, the children followed the father or mother that went to the reorganization of the family, they will probably get more love....   [tags: Family, Sibling, Mother, Parent]

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The Family Of A Nuclear Family

- All families have different dynamics whether it is the gender rolls or the type of family you have. What may be considered a normal family today, was once unheard of or uncommon. Traditionally most families were considered nuclear, however over time nuclear families have slowly decreases resulting in single parent families and blended families being the norm. People may strive to have a traditional nuclear family, but due to the changes in society is has been proven to be more difficult than ever to keep a family together....   [tags: Family, Marriage, Mother, Father]

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The Change Of Family : Family

- The Change in Family What is family. When people think of family they think of parents, grandparents, siblings, cousins, etc. Family are the people that we grow up around and they have a big impact on how we see certain things in life. The Merriam-Webster Online dictionary says family is a group of people who are related to each other. However, the definition might shift as people go from being children to adolescence then to adults. When children hear the word family they think of the traditional definition....   [tags: Family, Sibling, Parent, Father]

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Family Dynamics And Family Relationships

- Over the years, it has been understood that many individuals interact differently within their families. These differences result in the uniqueness of family units as well as the family dynamics that develop within these units. Being aware of this has helped in recognizing my own personal interactions with relatives. These personal interactions with my own relatives has made it possible to determine family strengths and resiliencies, roles within the family, and the contributions I make within my family dynamics....   [tags: Family, Interpersonal relationship, Marriage]

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My Family And Family Culture

- As a young child we don’t question Thanksgiving, Santa, or the Easter Bunny we just go along with the day and know that we do things the same when these times come around. For many children we for as long as we can remember we put cookies and milk out for Santa or ate turkey at thanksgiving. Only to understand once we got older that this was a part of our culture. We formed these traditions and looked forwarded to them each year. Then the next step is to realize that our culture as a family might differ from another families....   [tags: Family, High school, Education, Teacher]

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The Decline Of The Nuclear Family And The Types Of Family

- Recent changes within society have caused an increase in different formations of families that have been described as ‘families in flux’ (Giddens, 1992). A family is a group of people who are related by kinship ties, such as, relations of blood, marriage, adoption or a cohabiting couple (Allan and Crow, 2001). However, due to the ongoing changes within families and society, there are conflicting opinions of the best way to reflect the diverse forms that this human social grouping can take (McKie and Callan, 2012)....   [tags: Family, Marriage, Sociology, Nuclear family]

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The Family Structure Of A Stable Family

- There are many different types of families that are born in our society. All different that have many ways of showing the supporting and caring,for a stable family structure. The family structure affects the behavior of parents in different ways. There are three types of families the nuclear, single-parent, and grandparent. Firstly, the nuclear family is when both parents and children are living in one house considered traditional. The nuclear family is best known in this society to raise children....   [tags: Family, Mother, United States Census, Father]

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Relationship Between My Family And Family

- Couple Relationship Legacy (Word Count 1030) There are three main relationship bonds can be traced through the couples in my family genogram. My family is unique in the sense that both my husband and I came from similar family sizes, but surpassingly have a different view regarding relationships. My family extended family has a plain emotional bond, but with traditional features. Such as; we spend holidays together, speak on a regular basis, but that’s it. No one goes above what they need to do for each other....   [tags: Family, Marriage, Divorce, Family law]

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Family Structures And Family Structure

- 1. As Gerson argues, any family structure whether having a breadwinner father or both parents contribute to the income earning; or having two biological parents or a single parent living together does not necessarily signify the best or the worst family structure for the children or neither the representation of family stability. Family structure does not matter for the children if their families cannot provide a safe and connected relationship, emotional caring and economic support. Indeed, what matters for the children is the family pathway they experience....   [tags: Family, Marriage, Working class, Higher education]

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Family Structure Of The Family

- Families There are many different types of families that are born in our society. All different that have many ways of showing the supporting and caring, and being a stable family structure. The family structure affects the behavior of parents in different ways as the caregiver 's stress and the amount of time spend with the child. There are three types of families the nuclear, single-parent, and grandparent. Firstly, the nuclear family is when both parents and children are living in one house considered traditional....   [tags: Family, Mother, Father, United States Census]

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Traditional Direct Avenue Between Women 's Work And The State

- The traditional direct avenue between women’s work and the state was fragmenting and women’s roles as the indispensable producers were facing relegation, but these changes were neither left unnoticed nor unchallenged. Subsistence on the nature of daily life’s technologies, as prescribed by Confucianism and by the state’s tax systems that collected cloth, the essential nourishment of the state’s myriad needs and expenses towards the maintenance of the military and bureaucracy and the improvement of international security, solidified men’s and women’s work and inner/outer hierarchies....   [tags: Woman, Gender, Female, Family]

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The Role Of Family Decline Theorists On The Family

- Mathematically, a monotone sequence is a sequence that either increases or decreases indefinably. This means that nowhere in this sequence is there any variance away from the either increasing or decreasing pattern. As an example, the Fibonacci sequence, characterized as the sum of all integers, ({1+2+3+4…+n}=1,3,6,10,15,…,(n+1)/2) is always increasing; conversely, the harmonic sequence, which can be seen as: 1/2,1/3,1/4,…1/n is always decreasing. There is a group of family scientists who insist on comparing the family to a monotone sequence....   [tags: Family, Marriage, Divorce, Sociology]

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Polygamy: Viewed as a Threat to Traditional Marriage

- Polygamy: Viewed By Americans as a Threat to Traditional Marriage (Same Threat as Same-Sex Marriage) In 2008, officials raided the “Yearning for Zion Ranch, seizing more than 400 children” (Farah) on the grounds of suspected sexual and physical abuse (Associated)....   [tags: Threat to Family Values 2014]

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Traditional Learning Environment for Adults Learners

- ... All the required assignments were relative to the literature that was required by the class, and that is the just of the literature being beneficial as well. The weekly quizzes, two major tests, and the final were all loosely based on the lectures themselves. The problem was that the delivery of the lectures was monotone and lifeless. Imagine that you are sitting through a lecture delivered by a computerized voice; not that the instructor was a computer, that makes it impossible to take notes and keep focus....   [tags: andragogy, self-directing, traditional]

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Family Model Family Is A Relative Term

- Families are what make up our society. Sure, there is the individual, but every individual is part of a family. Just like cells are the basic building blocks of life, despite the fact that organelles make up the cell. There are an infinite number of family models in our society. The one that seems to receive the most attention, however, is the model family. The model family supposedly internalizes everything perfect in our society. This family has been discussed in television sitcoms, movies, books, and in every-day encounters between friends....   [tags: Family, Marriage, Theology, Mother]

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The Definition Of A Family

- The dictionary defines family in many ways. One definition is "a significant social group in society typically consisting of one or two parents and their children.” While such definition is a good starting point, some modern family structures are excluded by such definition. In her essay, “Family: Idea, Institution, and Controversy,” Betty Farrell apparently assumes that the traditional family has dramatically changed, and the dynamics of change—altered the definition of a “family.” A family is no longer a picture of a particular image of the mythic past, referring to the golden days of the “1950s.” It is no longer a father, mother and their biological children living together under one roo...   [tags: Marriage, Family, Sociology, Mother]

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What Is A Family?

- For most of us, the family is considered as a well-known and comfortable institution. The perfect model of the ‘ideal’ family is still mostly considered to be consisted from two different sexes’ parents, and one or more children. Until quite recently, the sociology of the family was mostly functionalist and just in the last few decades has been challenged from various directions. There are many different definitions about what the family is. Different theoretical positions influence these variations....   [tags: definition essay about family]

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What Is A Family?

- The word “family” is unique, special, and controversial among different cultures and ethnicities. As defined by Random House Western Dictionary, a family is “any group of persons closely related by blood, as parents, children, uncles, aunts, and cousins” (Dictionary.com). Although the definition from Random House follows the infamous proverb of, “blood is thicker than water,” my definition of family does not. Family is not defined or restricted by blood relations. In my mind, a family is simply a group of people, who loves, supports, and helps each other unconditionally, and endlessly....   [tags: definition essay about family]

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Is The American Family?

- Is the American family in really in crisis or is it just evolving at a more advanced rate than society. According to the sociologist, Michael Kimmel, “[t]hough the family feels like one of the most fragile of social institutions, it is also perhaps among the most resilient” (Kimmel 143). It seems fragile because of the decline of marriages rates, the increase in divorce rates, and the increase in cohabitating couples. However, the family is one of the most resilient social institutions, “able to adapt to changing economic, social, and cultural circumstances and remain the foundation of society” (Kimmel 142)....   [tags: Family, Marriage, Divorce, Cohabitation]

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What Is A Family?

- The family is far different from that of the past. It is rare to find a traditional family with a stay at home mom. Today, many children grow up in a single parent environment, with mothers who work most of the time to support them. Many children will also grow up without a father figure. In the article” Absent Fathers: Why Don’t We Ever Talk about the Unmarried Man?” Rebecca Blank states, “For every single mother, there is a father who is not living with his children. It seems that people have forgotten the importance of a father figure in a child’s life....   [tags: definition essay about family]

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Traditional Motherhood In Tillie Olsen's I Stand Here Ironing

- Tillie Olsen was a part of the first generation of American feminists and she was a mother herself. She was influenced by her own experiences and the time period to investigate traditional female gender roles and conventional motherhood. In her short story “I Stand Here Ironing” she critiques traditional motherhood and the patriarchy's influence on society by analyzing the experience of a single mother struggling to raise her daughter, Emily, during the great depression. Her daughter, Emily, has a rough childhood and is isolated from her mother for the majority of her youth, whether in the daycare center or in the medical clinic, and she is never truly capable of forming the traditional moth...   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Feminism, Family, Patriarchy]

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Why There is no Model Family?

- “Family Aint Shit”: Why There is no Model Family A picture that pops into mind when one thinks of the term “family”: Mother prepares dinner, Father comes home from a hard day’s work, and the children walk into the house from school. The group sits at the dinner table and discusses the day’s activities with a genuine smile on their faces. Everything for this family is perfect. This example is just a traditional family portrait and is far from the reality of many modern families. It is so far from reality that the entire definition of “family” can be skewed into whatever subjective opinion one wants....   [tags: Family Psychology, Family Values ]

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Experiential Family Therapy Is A Therapy

- Experiential Family Therapy Experiential Family Therapy is a therapy that encourages patients to address subconscious issues through actions, and role playing. It is a treatment that is used for a group of people in order to determine the source of problem in the family (Gurman and Kniskern, 2014). Experiential Family Therapy has its strengths and weaknesses. One of the strengths of this therapy is that, it focuses on the present and patients are able to express their emotions on what is happening to them presently....   [tags: Family, Psychology, Family therapy]

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Traditional Foods And Traditional Food

- In order for people to maintain a healthy, balanced life, they need to go back to the traditional ways of eating and obtaining food that 's harmless to their bodies. They need to consume the foods that are suitable to their bodies and helps them stay energized. People will have different body reactions if they obtain the foods that are not suitable to their systems. Therefore, going back to the traditional ways of eating has its own reasons and it 's beneficial as well. Some reasons why traditional ways helps is because it 's good in controlling your weight with less calories, helps you fight chronic diseases and illnesses, also whole foods like traditional foods are inexpensive where you...   [tags: Nutrition, Food, Cooking, Diets]

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Combining Western Medicine and Traditional Medicine in South Africa

- The clash between the western (or scientific) and traditional approaches to medicine has existed for many years. The conceptual differences between the two schools of thought resulted in mistrust between scholars of representing them. Each one of the approaches can be effective in some medical cases and neither can offers complete solutions in others. However, the western approach has been proven to be much more effective in treating serious deadly conditions that require complex diagnosis, surgeries, and drugs....   [tags: Western vs Traditional Medicines]

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My Family : Family Of Origin Or Those Who Comprise Your Current Family

- Describe your own family (this can be family of origin or those who comprise your current "family" in life), and discuss how it fits (or doesn 't fit!) into the definitions of family described in your Kaakinen and Friedman readings. My immediate household family is comprised of my husband, my twelve-year-old daughter, and our ten-year-old son. My husband and I have been together for almost twelve years and we have been married for eight of those years. Kaakinen, R., Coelo, P., Steele, R., Tabacco, A....   [tags: Family, Nuclear family, Father, Health care]

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Family Is The Most Common But Not All

- Definition of a family evolved over the years and may have a various meaning for each of us. There are many different types of families: nuclear, reconstituted, extended, single parents, complex, traditional, step, foster - these are the most common but not all. G.P. Murdock’s (1949) defined family as a structure containing adults of both sexes and one or more children, own or adopted. Although a sugar-sweet picture of “cereal box” family is no longer a standard, Office for National Statistic states, that in 2013 there were 5,9 million nuclear families....   [tags: Family, Nuclear family, Extended family, Mother]

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Different Types Of Families And Their Family

- As time goes on, the more types of families there are. When most people back in the day used to think about family, the more traditional one is what pops to head. The one with a mom, dad and siblings. Now, there aren 't as many families that take that traditional role. There are one-parent families, couples without children, blended families, gay and lesbian families and many more. While most of those can be self explained just by the names, blended families may be one that most do not know about....   [tags: Family, Nuclear family, Mother, Extended family]

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Family Therapy Based On The Family Systems Theory

- Every family is different. There are traditional families, and non-traditional families; There are families that are large, and some that are only a few people. Families are generally complicated in one way or another. A family that needs a solution to a problem could seek family therapy. One technique that is well known is family systems therapy. “Individuals are best understood through assessing the interactions of the entire family.” (Corey, M. S. & Corey, G., 2011). Family systems therapy is based on a theory by Murray Bowen (goodtherapy.org)....   [tags: Family, Family therapy, Murray Bowen, Psychology]

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The Calgary Family Assessment Model

- Family Assessment The Calgary Family Assessment Model (CFAM) is a well-known comprehensive and multidimensional template used by nurses to assess families. CFAM begins by having the nurse visit with the family and gain insight on the family’s functioning at a particular point in time. Interviewing the family allows the nurse to assess and identify potential issues. Furthermore, the CFAM consists of three main assessment categories, known as structural, developmental, and functional. Each of these categories contains several subcategories that allow the nurse to examine all aspects of a family’s functioning....   [tags: Family, Nuclear family, Extended family, Mother]

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School Counseling And The Family Structure

- School Counseling and the Family Structure The American family has changed over the last 50 years from “traditional” to what is called “nontraditional” today. Society has changed the way families are viewed and what the definition of family means to them as a whole. School counselors take ethical considerations when working with nontraditional families such as gay, lesbian, divorced, remarried, multiracial, military and single family homes. Working to help empower the family structure through school counseling, regardless of how society views them, is not only an obligation but the goal and role of the school counselor....   [tags: Family, Marriage, Divorce, Family law]

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The Politics Of Family By Robert Kuttner

- As century pass by generation also pass their traditional values to the next generation. some people still think the way their ancestors thought and believe in what they believed in. During the beginning of 1890 people couldn’t have premarital sex, women had to be the caretaker while men was the breadwinner. during this century those perspective have changed argued Stephanie Coontz the author of “The American Family”. Coontz believe women should have more freedom and there should be gender equality....   [tags: Marriage, Family, Mother, Family law]

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Relation Between Household And Family

- ‘The family unit is one of the most important institutions, which is found in some form in nearly all known societies’ (Ken Browne, ‘An introduction to sociology’ 2011, p. 85). In this essay few topics are covered. They are including perception of the family, different types of family and various sociological concepts of the family in relation to the significant changes in structure of this part of society taken place in the UK since 1950s. First of all, there is a need to explain the difference between household and family and give the definition of the family from the sociological point of view....   [tags: Family, Marriage, Nuclear family, Extended family]

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What Is Your Definition Of Family?

- 1. What is your definition of family. My definition of a family consists of parents that are married and their biological children. If I were to describe my family it consists of my father, mother, sister and I. My extended family is also very important t me also, we have always been a close family. I have grown up having my family living all around me as neighbors, so we have grown up having meals together, traveling together, being there for one another when one of us is ill or needs help, or to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, or just to have some family time....   [tags: Family, Family therapy, Systems theory]

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The Family Is Not A New One

- The concept of the family is not a new one. It dates back at least as far as the Hammurabi Code, when family members could be sold to pay off debt. The way families are viewed by society is constantly in flux. The purpose of a family, however, as a group of people who support, love, care, nourish and educate one and other has remained constant for many generations now. The “acceptable” or expected makeup of such families is also something which has changed. In the fifties, the nuclear family created a model that many still dream of....   [tags: Family, Marriage, Nuclear family, Mother]

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Sociology of Family

- "A family is a small social group of people related by ancestry or affection, who share common values and goals, who may live together in the same dwelling, and who may participate in the bearing and raising of children. They have a physical or emotional connection with each other that is ongoing" (Vissing, 2011) and is the foundation of all societies. They can be formed by a grouping of father-mother-children or even more complicated combination of relatives. In the primary stage of family life in the United States, everyone from every generation lived together in one house....   [tags: Sociology, Family Values ]

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Definitions Of The Word Family

- Definitions of Family The Family is one of the most influential and sacred social groups we belong to as we grow up and become part of society. It is the place where we learn most of our values and find a belonging. Without our families we would not be the same people we grow up to become. Throughout history, the word family has carried many different meanings. Most people think of a family as a mother, father, and several children, but a family could be almost any group with common characteristics....   [tags: Family, Mother, Father, Nuclear family]

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