Media Changes The World For The Worst

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Kendall Buchman
English 12-2nd
Mrs. Wallace
February 1st, 2015
US Media Changes the World for the Worst The US media has always depicted a traditional family consisting of a mother, a father, and children. Nowadays, there are few families that we still consider traditional. This concept is outdated and offensive to Americans who don 't have a traditional family. The US media needs to redefine the definition of the traditional American family. Divorced and remarried parents, extended families living together, and kids who never really had a family should also be included. This will increase the overall sense of happiness and well-being among children whose families don 't necessarily fit in with society. Both mothers and
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My own research indicates that boys, especially, suffer from these transitions," says Kay S. Hymowitz. After parents are split up, there may come a time when another parental unit comes into play, but studies show that a new parent often makes things worse. Not only does separation cause anxiety, it may also crush the child 's view on relationships. "When a child witnesses their parents ' marriage crumbling, it 's possible that she may adapt a pessimistic perception of relationships in general, especially if high levels of parental conflict are present. An older child may also stray away from the notion of marriage altogether to avoid the possibility of divorce in the future," said Shannon Philpott. Philpott also said, "Healthy relationships are often built on trust. However, many children of divorced parents struggle with trust when working through their own relationship challenges, especially if they have witnessed a breakdown of trust between their own parents." Children living with two married adults have, in general, better health, greater access to health care, and fewer emotional and behavioral problems than children living in other types of families. Among children in two-parent families, those living with both biological parents in a low-conflict
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