46 American Family

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As of 2013, only 46% of American families consist of two married parents remaining in their original marriage. This statistic, brought to attention by the Pew Research Center, is a radical difference from the 1960’s when 73% of American families consisted of two married parents in their first marriage. The children in the other 64% consist of two married parents with one or both remarried (15%), a single parent (34%), or no parent at home (5%) (Livingston). It has been proven that children in the 64% of American families do not do as well in many areas of life as the children in the 46%. Often times, the children in the 46% of American families are poor and have psychological issues. Having both biological parents raise a child will encourage …show more content…
WebMD followed a study about the affects of fighting between parents on the child. If the parents argue and fight but resolve the fight in the near future, the child will have few or no psychological problems. On the contrary, parents who bicker and fight but do not seek a resolution will cause the child to respond in “depression, anxiety and/or behavioral problems” (DeNoon). Therefore, it is better for children to not hear parental bickering, because it will have an affect on their well-being. Argumentative parents and, as previously stated, poverty percentages, both have an impact on a child’s well-being. The definition of well-being is to be comfortable, happy, and healthy in life. For a child to reach a satisfying well-being the child must be mentally prepared for the world. A mother and a father have the responsibility to teach their children how to act when confronted with an issue or situation. Each parent provides separate attributes the child will need in order to flourish in …show more content…
Poverty is a considerable reason for many children to have behavioral problems, premarital births, and continuation of living in poverty when an adult. Nonetheless, in or not in poverty, a parent can teach a child. The mother makes the child feel meaningful, distinctive, and appreciated. A mom teaches the child to trust others, to create boundaries in relationships, and to be humble. The father encourages the child to be outgoing and daring. The facts go to prove that children with distant of fighting parents will not fare as well as children with responsive and communicative parents. Therefore, both biological parents in a healthy relationship are the best situation for the child to respond with to achieve a positive

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