Title

Family is Family

Presenter Information

Aly Shields-Gravitt

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC 137B

Start Date

17-5-2012

End Date

17-5-2012

Abstract

Society tends to portray happy families in commercials, television shows, and movies as a mom and dad together with their young children. However, this is not the normative portrait of family life for all families. There can be an assortment of familial structures such as single parents to couples that want to adopt a child. Families have different views on how to raise children and as time changes so do cultural morays in regard to raising children. As noted in one scholarly article, today's families are not going to raise their children the same way as generations past did. I argue there is no such thing as a "perfect family"; there are many structures and approaches to family life that result in satisfaction and happiness.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Melissa Johnson

Additional Mentoring Department

English

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Family is Family

SURC 137B

Society tends to portray happy families in commercials, television shows, and movies as a mom and dad together with their young children. However, this is not the normative portrait of family life for all families. There can be an assortment of familial structures such as single parents to couples that want to adopt a child. Families have different views on how to raise children and as time changes so do cultural morays in regard to raising children. As noted in one scholarly article, today's families are not going to raise their children the same way as generations past did. I argue there is no such thing as a "perfect family"; there are many structures and approaches to family life that result in satisfaction and happiness.