The Perfect Family Is Not Always The Case For Everyone Essay

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How can a definition be given to a phrase that has a different meaning for everyone? When someone thinks of what a perfect family is, chances are it looks like a mother, father, and kids all living together. This ideal scenario is not always the case for everyone. There are many circumstances that people are placed in, which would limit them from being able to fit in this stereotypical connotation. A perfect family is normally defined as a group with two parents and their kids, but for anyone who has grown up missing a parent it is a parent or parents and their kids. If you were to ask someone what they thought of when hearing the phrase “perfect family” it would most likely be a pretty basic surface level answer quite close to the definition found in an Oxford dictionary: “a group consisting of two parents and their children living together as a unit”. At a quick glance, someone may not give any thought about the word “two” strategically placed before “parents”. This inferring that everyone has two parents and fits under the same category. But I want to raise the question what if someone only has one parent? That takes a very large population of the Earth and limits a small portion of them out because of the lack of two parents. For a long time, a traditional family and perfect family have had a very close if not identical definition. Although it is a small percentage of the population, many families are only one parent with kids. That is why for me the definition of a

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