Personal Narrative: My View Of Families In Canada

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I have had a diverse range of experiences that have contributed to my understanding of my own role in society, as well as the roles of those around me. I am a caucasian female growing up in a middle class working family of five; including my mother, father, step-father, and an older sister. My parents separated when I was twelve; re-shaping my view of families in Canada. What I had accepted as a ‘normal’ family had been drastically changed. Through the past five years, I have realised that every family looks different and there is value in this diversity. I believe that families are one of the most important institutions in society. They play a large role in developing the identities of children, as it is from family that many people learn moral values and variety…show more content…
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