Advantages And Disadvantages Of A Traditional Family

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According to, a traditional family is a family structure that consists of a man, woman, and one or more of their biological or adopted children. Most men and women have goals of falling in love, getting married and raising children together. The U.S Census Bureau conducted research in 2010 and discovered that there are only 20% of traditional families in the US. Most families share common beliefs, rites, and religions. Generally, these families have the same typical daily schedule; the parents wake up, get the children ready for school, drop them off at school, the parents go to work, leave work, pick their children up from school, have dinner, go to bed, and repeat the same routine.
The bigger the family, the less the parents
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Some of the goals and plans that single parents should focus on or something in the neighborhood would be stability: safe and affordable, personal safety: freedom from domestic violence, family relation: connection with others; quality parent-child relationship, self-esteem; self worth, confidence in skills; ability to re-enter education, training, employment and self discovery, vision; sense of control over one’s life choice. Single Parent families, like all families, have its strengths and weaknesses. Unfortunately for families of single parents, financial strain is a heavily stressed weakness with strengthening benefits. The reason I say this is because single parents have to provide for their family solely from one income. Now you’re probably wondering why that would be a strengthening benefit, well for starters, it challenges the parent to become stronger in terms of financial distribution. I managed to interview a single parent mother, she stated that although it is a difficult task to do to provide for one’s self and their child, it has optimally made her a better person. She has learned to better manage her money all the while making on time payments for her house as well as any expenses following that (electricity, water, gas, trash, etc.) and covering any costs associated with raising her child. Although,
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