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Assess the view that the nuclear family is no longer the norm in modern Britain

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Assess the view that the nuclear family is no longer the norm in modern Britain. In this essay, I am going to be talking about nuclear families not being the norm anymore. A nuclear family is a family that consists of the mother, father and the child/children (A heterosexual relationship between the mother and father, which would be based on love, compassion, etc. The mother's role includes cooking for the family, looking after the children, etc. The father's role includes providing for the family, acting as a role model towards the children, etc. The children are obviously a result of the mother and father showing their love towards each other.) In the olden days, nuclear families were the norm. It was required that the relationship between a couple should be armoured by marriage. ...read more.

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and many many more. Personally, I think that the reason why nuclear families are no longer the norm in modern Britain is because of the different ways of life people have and the different views to life that people have. For example, single people could decide to have a child and not get married, and there are different ways he/she could do this. If the person is a female, she could have a partner and have a child with him, but choose not to get married to him, or she could adopt a child/children even or if she wants have a surrogate mother. If the single person is a man, he could adopt a child/children, or have a surrogate mother. This is one of the reasons why there are many single parent families. ...read more.

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Everybody knows the definition of nuclear family to be a male and female partner with children or jus a child. So, people seeing a same sex couple could change their opinion on what a nuclear family is. Overall, I think that nuclear families no longer 'exists' in modern Britain because like I said earlier people have different views to life, as well as different views to how a family should be constructed. Not everybody believes that we should have to be part of a family to love somebody, to share and sexually relationship with somebody. Not everybody believes that we should have to be married to have children, not everybody believes that nuclear families is the norm, some people could think that having a single parent family is the norm, or having a reconstituted family is the norm. ?? ?? ?? ?? Ife Amusan-HT7 Sociology Essay Ms Rees ...read more.

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