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Family future? A family, who lives together,eats together, prays together, and works together is a nuclear family. In theearly 1960's the term nuclear family was used to describe the start of thefamily that was suggested to be dominant in the cul...

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Family future? A family, who lives together, eats together, prays together, and works together is a nuclear family. In the early 1960's the term nuclear family was used to describe the start of the family that was suggested to be dominant in the culture of the time. Divorced and single parent families rarely received any positive attention. Today, social scientists estimate that less then 15% of US families fit the two parents, two offspring family. It's important to consider that for a society to survive its population must reproduce, or the results are going to be reduction of the population. The young must learn to perform adult roles, values and attitudes. For this to happen we need a family that can teach us all this. Today fewer people are getting married. Marriage is understood as a social obligation and a path towards self-fulfillment. "Marriage today is a voluntary relationship that an individual can make and break at will," says David Popenoe from "Break up of family" in USA Today magazine. If this continues, our population will reduce tremendously, families will scatter, and America will decline. For this particular reason nuclear families should be preserved. Further more, fertility declined in the US by almost 50% between 1960 and 1987. It was below the necessary rate for the replacement of the population according to Mr. Popenoe and still is today. ...read more.


The parents let you make suggestions that are meaningful and cooperative. For example, they let you decide family vacation spot. Making suggestions is an excellent way to practice making decisions and help kids grow up to be responsible adults. It also tells them that they are important and what they say counts. Furthermore, respect between family members increases the rate of happiness. Caring and appreciating each other strengthen members of the family. When a family member makes a mistake, the family always encourages and supports the person instead of making them feel bed. Listening while the others are talking is one of the positive aspects that a traditional family has. They pay attention to each other's positive behaviors and something nice he or she did. They take time to listen and respond adequately to what the other has to say. They respect each other's decisions and give each other privacy when the time comes. Next, families always encourage their children's dream so they can have a good future and a family of their own. Parents give their children's one of the best gift any parent's can. They give an example of life that is lived to its fullest potential. Parents are the best role models to encourage our dreams. They give us compliments and pride on our achievements and they teach us how to be a responsible adult. ...read more.


For example, in Ruti Patel's family (a senior in high school) they have a rule of controlling their anger, but it doesn't mean it keeps them from getting angry. It tells them that if they get angry and don't control their anger they will be breaking the family rule. Even divorced families have rules in the same way two parent families do. Another rule Rutis family has is that they cannot walk away from their family. It doesn't matter what condition the family is in. They're all part of the family and whatever happens they need to go through it all together. By this rule Ruti feels like she is loved and her parents wants her to stay together and help her with her problems. Traditional families have rules not to hurt but to keep a family in a good condition. No law, science research, or logical methods are going to help make this true. We have so much technology today that we don't care about anything or anyone else as long as we get whatever we want. Our greed, ego, and our needs always get in our way. Just think about it, a nice family and kids that look up to you. Everyone wants it, but nobody is willing to work for it. We know this will improve the future, but you can't expect your family to be perfect without working for it (no work no gain). Today's society has become so lazy and careless that they don't care about the future. I wonder what the future will be like. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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