A Parent And Their Children Essay

2413 Words Mar 8th, 2016 10 Pages
One of the most important bonds is that between a parent and their children. The responsibility to take care of another human being, to be responsible for them for their developmental years and to continue to support them throughout the rest of your and their lives is a significant undertaking. In a 2016 America, this dynamic faces many challenges. Dual incomes are often required to make ends meet. Families are incurring more debt in early years. A smaller percentage of the population is getting married. Women in the US, the traditional caregivers, are more likely than women in any other country to work (Meyer 14.) So how do families, and mothers in particular deal with all of the barriers and still ensure that children are raised properly? Depending on your culture, grandparents, and in particular grandmothers, may be the answer. When considering all available options, grandparents are among the most consistent, cost-effective, flexible options available to a parent. Given the way that norms work in American society, it is primarily the woman’s role to be the caregiver. Therefore, if she cannot perform these duties directly, it is her responsibility to find a suitable replacement. If the mother is fortunate enough to be married and has a great relationship with her own mother and his mother, then she has a choice to make. Affinal women are women closely related by marriage (Cotterill 1.) This describes the relationship between a mother, and her mother-in-law. It is…

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