An American Family

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    types of families in America from nuclear families to adopted families. For a family to endure the difficulties of everyday conflicts, it must be a strong family. A strong family is a family where the family members are always there for each other. American families lack the connection and communication that is required for a strong family and many American families are not strong, and get family life wrong. A strong family can survive through many trying times and continue to love one another. It is not uncommon for family members to fight or argue with each other. My family is a strong family and we are often yelling at one another. Fighting is another way for families to communicate, whatever issue is being fought over is usually settled at the end of the fight. A strong family communicates with each other. My grandmother and aunt often call the house to speak with my mother and learn about her week has been. My mother was planning on spending Thanksgiving at our house this…

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    A Typical American Family

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    A typical American family has a mother, a father, and a couple of children. The father provides for the family, as does the mother either domestically and or by working; however my family does not fit the ideal image of an American family. My mother was the one who raised me, but I would not quite call her a mother. Ever since I can remember she was always sick, never healthy and was addicted to drugs. When she was pregnant with me she would use illegal substances and she was also a diabetic.…

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    The individual identity is influenced by numerous factors, but the family is the primary group that influences behavior and personality. In this world of countless cultures, childhood development is implemented differently, such that it is based on the culture’s values. An individual’s behavior and personality is not only influenced by the values of a culture; but, also the family structure and forms of discipline. In childhood development, discipline consists of punishments and controls. Two…

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    Dwindling American Family “Families are the compass that guides us, the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter” (Brad Henry). But can the American family do all these when it is in such a declining state? Family has always been the institution that teaches people their beliefs and core values as future society’s members. Up until half a century ago, family used to be a place where all of its members desire each other’s’ unconditional love, and…

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    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…

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    Families have changed greatly over the past 60 years, and they continue to become more diverse. The family is the most important agent of socialization. The preparation of socialization within the unit is deliberate and unconscious. The social life of the family has a considerable bearing upon the values and orientations children learn. This trend is changing with parents not being more involved in their children’s life. Peers and media are taking the spot of the family unit. The values and…

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    you grow up in America, the values and views of what an American family is said to be is instilled deep within your subconscious from a young age. You grow up watching your parents strive to reach this goal and fit in themselves. The traditional American family is viewed as having a mom, a dad, and children. In the 1950s, these views were very important to everyone. If you didn’t fit into this tradition, then you weren’t a part of the realm of normal. Tobias Wolff and his mother, Rosemary, were…

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    American Family Myths

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    Myths of the American Family A common myth of the American family is that the father is the bread winner and the mother is the homemaker, but in my family, that is not entirely the case at all. My mother owns an online business, so even though she is home all day, she is still bringing in an income that is very similar to my fathers. There are other myths that my family certainly does portray in some way, but this myth is not one of them. Throughout this essay I will give specific examples of…

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    The movie introduced a traditional American family. A family where the income producer is the father (the man is expected to be the sole provider for the family), who have been discharged from the job, consequently unlocks a financial hardship for the family that already has an adverse situation. Adding to the dilemma of how to pay for the health care of the elder’s problem with diabetes, the son, who is to carry the family genes, the one that has to excel in sports to prove his manhood (It is…

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    Over the past few months I have gathered enough information from different media outlets such as magazines, newspapers, television talk shows, facebook, and even radio station conversations to finally come to a conclusion that I never considered when I initially came up with the idea of this project. The idea that simply eating a meal with your family will create an immediate bond between the family members is not true. In reality, it is the conversations that make all the difference. In other…

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