Types of parenting and the affect it has on children
Traditional vs. Nontraditional Parenting
When a person thinks of a traditional family he or she would think one dad, one mom and their biological children. It seems like the perfect life, or that’s what it has been made out to be in the past. But what most people don’t understand is that this stereotypical family has only been present in a small part of human history (Koontz). Traditional families are looked at as the perfect way to raise a child but in reality the parents raising the child are the biggest factor, not the family structure. Most people would not believe that violence, child abuse and poverty are still very prevalent in the lives of traditional families because the parents are saddled with lots of pressure. Parents in stereotypical families are said to have three full time jobs they must keep up with in their lives (Koontz). Number one is their actual profession they posses. Number two is taking care of the well being of their children and spouses. Then the third job is caring for themselves. All three jobs take up all free time and therefore put a lot of pressure on both parents.
Members of traditional families know the four most important focuses for their family. Maintaining family sanity is one focus and this is exemplified by the fact that traditional families with parents who have time and have lots of interest in their children’s lives eat more meals together and talk to each other more often than others, which ultimately strengthens family bonds. Another important focus is keeping traditions and routines in check. The next focus is the sense of identity in a family, which is exemplified in each parent making time for each child individually and keeping communication open and available. Finally, traditional family parents most likely foster positive character traits such as generosity, empathy and love. Having both a male and female role model strengthens views and importance on subjects (Abbasi). Having two parents has both a positive and negative side.
Same Sex Parents
Same Sex Parents
"The Fosters" is a television show based on the life of two gay moms and the children that they raise.
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