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    Over time, the American family has proven to be the most resilient structure due to its ability to adapt to changes in our society, economy, and cultures. Families are and have always been the foundation of our society. Today, many types of families exist, making family life and society more diverse. Family types such as blended families, single-parent families, adoptive families, step-families, gay families, lesbian families, and transgendered families exist today. Families are shaped as a result

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    An American Family

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    teaching life lessons to its viewers and most importantly representing the ideal nuclear family. Needless to say, we have come a long way from the white picket fence and 2.5 children as the model representation of an American family. Today, families are modeled in all different shapes and sizes. Two parent, single parent, multiple parents, or even extended family members can be seen raising the children. These families have developed over the past 60 years due to many reasons. The societal changes occurring

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    candid family sitting on the couch, the photo reads 12/ 25/77. The father is holding a beer with his four-year-old daughter sitting on his lap her curly black hair almost engulfing her face. She is opening a present wrapped in shining green paper, the girl’s mother sitting next to them smiling in excitement to see what her daughter thinks of her gift. Happy American family during the holidays. This is initially what every family wants, “The Great American Dream”: a nice house, a happy family, a warm

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    The perfect American family was given to us in a form of a photo, an inspiring photograph dating back to the 1950’s gives us light to the perfect portrayal of the American Family. The media painted them as a middle class, white family standing in front of their perfect suburban home. Neatly trimmed grass lined with a white picket fence, husband and wife holding their infant child. In the twenty-first century the nuclear family is not the only type of family around, on a daily basis we see same sex

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    The traditional American family can be traced back to the aggressive marketing in the 1950’s. The image of a white, middle class family owning a moderate sized home with a well-kept lawn. The father is the head of the household who would teach his kids all the life lessons and be the only source of income by working a white collar, corporate job. The mother would stay at home in a full skirt and heels looking after the kids, preparing meals, and taking care of the house. The kids, usually two, would

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    stereotypical American family is all over television, magazines, and newspapers. Every day different people across America wake up to different family circumstances. The stereotypical American family- recognized as a married mother and farther and at least one kid, with a father who worked outside the home and a mother who remained home and looked after the kids and the family. Nowadays there are a big majority of single mothers and fathers. There are many differences with my family compared to the

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    pass down elements of the Korean culture is through holiday traditions. For the most part, the interviewees listed the typical American holidays that their families celebrate, including Christmas and Thanksgiving. It was evident that some American holidays were less emphasized, such as Independence Day and Halloween. Julie expressed that the lack of observance of some American customs exemplifies her parent’s transmission of Korean culture. For example, because Halloween is not a Korean holiday, Julie

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    American Family Dynamics

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    American Family Dynamics The make-up and concept of what was once considered a traditional nuclear family is quickly disappearing (Timmerman, 2013). According to Jojic, Raj, Wilkins, Treadwell, Caussade-Rodriguez, & Blum (2012), “Traditional family roles have changed, and the conception of what Americans consider a ‘ family ’ has likewise shifted with differing societal views regarding gender, gender roles, race, and ethnicity” (p. 128). To accompany the changes being made to the customary view

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    Looking at the definition of family you realize there is not set definition in the world today. The definition is one that changes from culture to culture. When looking at the role of family in african american family you must look at the relationship between mother and child slaveholder and slave and simply family in general. This had a cause and effect factor even today. What happened then still affects african american families now and needs to be changed. Being a mother is something that many

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    children were often the key to success for independent farms. For these small, family-run farms, the children were often the ones who helped work and manage the land. Women were often the backbone of a household, doing the housework, weaving, cooking, and raising large amounts of children. Women were practically required to bear many children over a lifetime in order to staff the farm to maintain the family’s livelihood. As family life stabilized, marriages became lifelong commitments and patriarchal values

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