The American Family Where We Are Today By Stephanie Coontz

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According to the dictionary family is a group consisting of parents and children living together in a household. Or family is from the descendants of a common ancestor. According to society family is a group, it can be related are not. My definition of family is anyone who is there for you through good and bad, someone who always have your back no matter what. Family is not just blood. However some of the best families are the ones you are not related to. First I am going to talk about an article “The American Family: Where We Are Today by Stephanie Coontz she said, “Modern life can be stressful -- in the family as anywhere else in our fast-paced society. And yet, with all the challenges and concerns about relationships, marriage and raising children, people in the United States today…show more content…
According to Ms. Stephanie “Although the number of hours the average woman spends at home with her children has declined since the early 1900s, as more and more women enter the workforce, there has been a decrease in the number of children per family and an increase in individual attention to each child. As a result, mothers today in the United States -- including those who work part- or full-time -- spend almost twice as much time with each child as mothers did in the 1920s. People who raised children in the 1940s and 1950s typically report that their own adult children and grandchildren communicate far better with their kids and spend more time helping with homework than they did. I agree with her. However, our generation of family today, it’s sad to say but they don’t spend enough time with their kids because they are always too busy. Working in retail a lot of the managers only see their kids on their days off. And that is not good or healthy for the
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