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Traditional Families vs. Non-traditional Families
Sarah Johnon 28 November 2012
Transcript of Traditional Families vs. Non-traditional Families
Non-traditional Education and Traditional Families- Pros and Cons Family Life/Gender and
Non-traditional- Pros and Cons - Children tend to academically do better than non-traditional families
-Significant difference in levels of psychosocial health Family Life/Gender and
Traditional Families- Pros and Cons Single Parent Families
-more likely to be abusive and violent toward their children (Richard J. Gelles Ph.D.*- Journal of Orthopsychiatry)
-less involved in child’s school (PTA, volunteering, attending meetings and events)
-more likely to be abusive and violent toward their children; linked to poverty among single mothers in particular (Richard J. Gelles Ph.D.*- Journal of Orthopsychiatry) Education and Non-traditional- Pros and Cons -Not necessarily a happy family What is a Traditional Family? -A traditional family consists of a mother, father and at least one child living in the same household -Opposed to a traditional family, non-traditional families consist of a single parent/guardian and/or same sex parents/guardians. Is one necessarily better than the other? What is a Non-Traditional Family? Traditional
Families -Contrary to popular beliefs, having same-sex parents do not affect the child psychology or emotions negatively (Dobson, 2004; Popenoe, 1996). - They adjust equally well from home to school as well as show no differences compared to children in traditional families Conclusion -Traditional parents foster a supportive home life for high academic achievement, social confidence, and offer clear gender role models for a clearer development of the child's gender identity. -It's about quality not quantity! -Same-sex parents enjoy significantly better relationships with their children (Crowl et al., 2008) -Single Parents reported having more honest and open communication
-more patient, supportive and fostered independence
-likely to provide an environment for their children characterized by flexibility, adaptability, and choice. -Children of two biological parents have higher educational aspirations compared to those of single parents. (Garg, 2007) -Children who grow up in traditional households have a more concrete idea of gender stereotypes than children who grow up in lesbian households.
(Bos, 2010) -Conflicts can arise from parental disputes., leading to scarring memories for children. -They are more likely to be certain of their future involvement of heterosexual romantic relationships. -likely to provide an environment for their children characterized by flexibility, adaptability, and choice. -tend to achieve lower levels of education, occupation, and economic attainment
(Entwisle and Alexander 1995;McLanahan and Sandefur 1994; Zill 1996). -Gender typicality is also higher in children of traditional households, which correlates with their sense of social competence and global self-worth.
(Bos, 2010) -Conflict between the parents may result in poor performance in their academics