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    Traditional vs. Modern Families The structure of families is constantly changing, in the early 1900’s very rarely would a child be born outside of wedlock, or a family be divorced. This dominant structure of one mother and one father with one or more children for life came to be replaced by a majority of families becoming divorced, as seen in  “The Changing American Family” by Natalie Angier. Divorce became common, as well as multigenerational families, a household that has more than three generations

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    “Family” Language constantly evolves and changes as it is adopted by different cultures. Consequently, words have many definitions, connotations and origins. “Family” is a term that has changed over time; as a result the traditional definition of “family” is inadequate, and limited to describe the modern version of the term. Our society tends to attach itself to the “traditional conceptualization of family” better know as a “nuclear family” which includes a set of parents, and their biological offspring

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    “The family you come from isn 't as important as the family you 're going to have.” – Ring Lardner. Even though traditional values should change, families should be more traditional with mortality and respect. A family is the best thing that anyone can ask for. Traditional families hold the true values of friendship, honesty, loyalty, morals, and respect. While this issue is complex and may be hard to discuss there is a simple answer. Traditional families use morals to raise their children and create

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    snapshot of the classic yet desired white family of the 1950’s: a pale skinned man with a pressed tie and shiny dress shoes, enjoys the pancakes and eggs his slender and sweet wife had prepared for him before work. The gentle figure leans to kiss her children who hustle to catch the school bus, a full lunch box in each hand and new toys for show and tell. However, this depiction of the “traditional american family” has been greatly modified. In her family history course, Stephanie Coontz asked her

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    Where do family values stand in today’s world? There is the traditional family that make ends meet no matter what and more common today is the modern family that take divorce like it is no big deal. Kingslover and White give great examples of what a traditional family is like and how the modern family is taking over. The world makes it easy to deplete family values in this day and age but really divorce has been considered for centuries. Divorce has become a regular occurrence and highly prevalent

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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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    The "modern family" is a controversial topic that many disagree on. Some think that today's modern family is bad and should be more traditional, with family values of the past, while, on the other hand, some believe that the modern family, full of technology and evolving family values, is a good thing and should be celebrated. These opinions about the modern vs traditional family style are not as important as the four main components of a family. These components are the ability to take the idea

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    Families in History There are many ways that the idea of the “traditional” family has changed over the past several centuries. For instance prior to the 19th century family was often considered anyone who lived within a household whether related by blood or not. This included employees and extended family. “The biological family was less sacrosanct, and less sentimentalized, than it would become in the nineteenth century.” (Coontz 35) In society at the time it was socially unacceptable to be separate

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    call those man and woman as our mother and father thus adding us in the existing family, which on a large scale forms the human society. After all society is built on limitless interactions among human beings and human beings are capable to act with endless varieties. The social life would be confusing in the absence of social patterns that provide guidelines in the form of values and norms. These traditional family values frequently

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    Modern families are becoming more of a norm in today’s society as more and more children are being raised in non-traditional families. The ever-changing arrangement of he family unit in the Unites Stated has altered the lives of many children. With the continued increase of children being born to unmarried parents, the adoption of children by homosexual couples and divorce rates rising, we are seeing a rise in third party individuals seeking visitation and custody rights. These third parties include

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