American Family and Traditions Essay

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2. CHAPTER 1: The American Family 4 2.1 A Definition of the Family 4 2.2 What is it Like to be a Young Person in the United States? 4 2.3 Education 5 2.4 The Effects of Divorce in the United States 6 2.5 Interview with an American Teenager 6

3. CHAPTER 2: American Traditions 8 3.1 Christmas Traditions 8 3.2 The Yellow Ribbon 10 3.3 The Window
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2. CHAPTER 1: The American Family

2.1 A Definition of the Family

Family is forever. Family is comfortable, fun, loyal. It is the most important thing for every American. Family is the one place on earth where we should always find forgiveness, understanding, happiness and a lot of love. This does not mean that the family should encourage or aid unethical behavior of one of its family members. Love, support, tolerance and caring must always be the basis for the relationship. These things must always exist in a family, and always be unconditional. Everyone in the world shares the joy of belonging to a family, but family patterns vary from country to country. The United States has many different types of families, but the traditional structure of the American family (mother, father and children) continues to be best model for the most part of the people, this century. Yet, over the past several decades, US society has witnessed an evolution in family structure and daily life, because of a large series of factors, such as the workplace. Some of the families with a different structure than the standard one are: single-parent families, step-parenting families, single-parenthood families or families where grandparents are raising children.

2.2 What is Like to be a Young Person in the United

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