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Family Dynamics

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Briana Bel

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Transcript of Family Dynamics

Family Dynamics
by:Briana Bell

FONTS
Definition of a Family Now
Definition of a Family Then
"Back then, most mothers of the day did not work outside the home. Life for most or many of the families went something like this: Mom cooked breakfast, made lunches, cooked dinner, did laundry, cleaned the house, did the shopping, attended PTA meetings and did a lot of other things. For Mom, keeping busy was not a problem. Dad worked"(Jim Ford){lived 1941-2007 Songwriter}
52% of marriages were married couples with children (Parents.com)
" From 1960 to 1980, the divorce rate more than doubled — from 9.2 divorces per 1,000 married women to 22.6 divorces per 1,000 married women" (NationalAffairs).
Divorce Facts
The U.S. Census Bureau found that divorce rates for most age groups have been dropping since 1996
Divorce wasn't considered as much before the 60s.
ANY PROBLEMS WITHIN A MARRIAGE HAD TO BE SOLVED!!
In America, there is one divorce approximately every 36 seconds*. That's nearly 2,400 divorces per day, 16,800 divorces per week and 876,000 divorces a year (McKinnley Ervin).
If your parents are happily married, your risk of divorce decreases by 14 percent.
Forty-three percent of children growing up in America today are being raised without their fathers.
Objectives
~SWBAT discuss the difference between how families were portrayed back then and now.
~SWBAT learn about divorce facts.
~SWBAT learn and discuss how people view and viewed interracial families.

A survey of 3,000 people in Washington D.C considered the following to be a "family":
86% say a single parent and child are a family
80% an unmarried couple living together with a child is a family
63% say a gay or lesbian couple raising a child is considered a family (USAToday).
"Powell's research has found that gay couples with children were included in 54% of Americans' definition of family in 2003, increasing to 62% in 2006 and 68% in 2010. He says gay families portrayed in media "really reinforces the idea that there is a broader array of families than we used to think" (USAToday).
QUESTION: What do YOU consider to be a family or what makes a family? What family type would you consider yourself to be?
QUESTION: Why do you think the definition of a family has changed? How did it change? What caused it?

Consider the following scenario:

You got married at the beautiful age of 24, but now you are 32; therefore, you have been married for 8 years. Your partner confesses that he/she is having an affair. You have been loving this person for over 15 years. Do you get a divorce because your spouse broke the vow that he/she made, or would you go to counseling (which is expensive). What would you do?
Interracial Families
During the 1940s-1950s, interracial families and marriages were frowned upon
It became more popular in the 70s and 80s
It declined again around the 2000s
People say that black and white people should not marry due to their opposing history
Only 15%-22% of marriages are interracial now
QUESTION: What may be another reason why people frown upon interracial marriages and families?
Works Cited
http://www.encyclopedia.com/article-1G2-2687300020/television-impact-american-society.html
http://nationalaffairs.com/publications/detail/the-evolution-of-divorce
http://www.parents.com/parenting/better-parenting/style/changing-american-family/
http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/yourlife/sex-relationships/marriage/2010-11-18-pew18_ST_N.htm
http://www.mckinleyirvin.com/Family-Law-Blog/2012/October/32-Shocking-Divorce-Statistics.aspx
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