The Importance Of Family Structure

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The oldest institution in the world is family. Individually and collectively these institutions should possess a stable structure aiding individual character in a way that transparency is normal and the impact is supernatural. The family structure is the wheel that drives the society. In the American society, many family structures coincide. Although many family structures exist, the families that are the most common are the nuclear and single-parent families. The nuclear or two parent family consist of married adults (male/female) with biological or adopted offspring. One the other hand, the single parent family may consist of a parent not living with a partner with biological or adopted offspring. The hypothesis is that children fare …show more content…
Within the nuclear family structure, two adult can manage a stable environment and influence a better outcome. “Each night, nearly 40% of children fall asleep in homes where their fathers are not present (Blackenhorn, 1995).” Likewise more than half of children with both parents active in their lives tend to get less distracted and mature at a normal or faster rate. Some children who are reared in a single parent structure don 't receive the attention at home and often seek counsel from their friends who are relatively the same …show more content…
Balance is defined as an even distribution or condition in which different elements are equal or in the correct proportion. Within the structure of a nuclear family, both parents are equally essential in roles but different in function. A woman cannot teach a lad how to become a man. Likewise, a man cannot teach a young lady how to become a woman. Through experience I have discovered that through team work, both parents operating within the parameter of a common knowledge base. Other family structure are allowed, but increase the stress of trying to obtain the knowledge base or expertise of opposite sex that is absent from the family structure. Many prominent individuals have been reared in other family structure and the outcome has been phenomenal. Shaquille O’Neal, actor, basketball player, and rapper, was predominately raised my his mother, is a product of a single parent home. Mr. O’Neal’s biological father struggled with drug addiction and was imprisoned for drug, but never resumed a place in O’Neal’s life. His father later relinquished his parental rights to O’Neal’s stepfather. O’Neal found balance through sports at the Boys and Girls Club of America which kept him occupied and off the streets. Samuel L. Jackson, a well renowned actor, was raised without a father. Samuels’ father forfeited his obligations and responsibilities to his wife and grandparents. Samuel was the only

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