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  • Delinquent Life Style With Single Parent Households
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    I couldn't begin to cover all the possible reasons that may cause an adolescent to become a 'juvenile delinquent. ' During my research, I found that the term juvenile delinquency is defined a number of ways. Mosby's Medical Nursing, and Allied Health Dictionary summed up juvenile delinquency best with this definition; 'resistant antisocial, illegal, or criminal behavior by children or adolescents to the degree that it cannot be controlled or corrected by the parents, endangers others in the comm...
  • Type Of Step Family The Mother
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    The Impact of Non-Traditional Families in the Twenty-First Century The image of the American family looks and functions very differently than families of the past few decades. Men and women raised in the 1950's and 1960's when programs such as "Ozzie and Harriet" and "Father Knows Best" epitomized the average family, are likely to find themselves in situations that have changed dramatically. Research claims that many family structures are common: single-parent families, remarried couples, unmarr...
  • Family In Crisis Perspective States
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    Family, Feminism, and the State: Canada in the 1990's and beyond Marley Minus Sociology Prof. Stevenson November 9, 1998 Family: a set of parents and children or of relatives; persons children; members of household; group of kindred peoples, related objects. From the time of infancy to death people belong to a family. That family may change over the years, going from a mother and father to a husband and children but non the less everyone belongs to a family. Most people do not choose their famil...
  • Single Parent Families
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    Is the Best Family the Typical American Family Do we live in a world with no problems Everyone's attitude and the way they live life and treat others originates from the way they were brought up. Some people had both parents, some lived in a single parent families, and there were unfortunate people that had no family. People tend to believe that the mother is more significant to the child than the father and therefore it is not necessary for a two-parent family. In the essay Women and the Future...
  • Single Mothers And Single Fathers
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    Family or Finance, Which Should Come First? When looking at custody cases in America today, one must wonder what the courts find more important when deciding the fate of these children, family or finance? The issue has been raised that the majority of the time, the mother gets custody of the children. Should this be so? Should we at this time, a time where we are trying to break through the molds of the mother being the only caregiver, automatically assume that the mother should gain custody of ...
  • Young Black Male With Strong Family
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    Family is a basic unit in every society. However, the makeup of a family is more complex to define. There are so many types of families that it is impossible to have one distinct definition in trying to explain how a true family is defined. For example, there are married couples with or without children, single-parent families, and even families headed by gay men or lesbians. These may not have been considered families not too long ago, but now must be recognized because we live in such a divers...
  • Myths About Family Structure
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    Myths about family structure have perpetuated American society for decades due largely to the difference between family imagery and family reality. Americans have been painted a picture of the "perfect" American family with a Breadwinner father, a stay at home mother, and 2 children in a single family home. The reality is that most families in the United States are forming more nontraditional families. This myth can be traced back to the false images surrounding family life and it's presence in ...
  • Stereotypical Definition Of Family
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    Definition of Family There are many issues and concepts that involve the word family. Every person has a certain image of what a family is supposed to be. Different cultures and people believe different things. According to the Merriam-Websters Collegiate Dictionary the word family is defined as a group of persons of common ancestry. There have been many problems with who decides what family actually means. Every single person has a different meaning of what the image and word means. But, also t...
  • Children's Relationships With Their Parents
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    Main Entry: 1 fam. i. ly Pronunciation: 'fam-lE, 'fa-m&-Function: noun Inflected Form (s): plural -lies Etymology: Middle English familie, from Latin familia household (including servants as well as kin of the householder), from famulus servant Date: 15th century 5 a: the basic unit in society traditionally consisting of two parents rearing their own or adopted children; also: any of various social units differing from but regarded as equivalent to the traditional family b: spouse and children I...
  • Healthy Children As A Single Parent
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    Single Parenting and Raising Healthy Children Single parents and their children constitute a rapidly increasing population. In the past single parenting was seen as a broken system, these units today provide a viable alternative to nuclear families (Kleist, 1999, p. 1). In looking at the characteristics of single parents raising healthy children, I will describe some of the challenges unique to single parenting, and review positive parenting techniques shown to be effective. Social Development h...
  • Precursor To Delinquent Behavior And Families
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    Juvenile delinquents, or youth that have been convicted of a crime, seem to be the norm these days. Citizens, families, and policy makers want new programs and policies within the juvenile justice system. Researchers have found that the family structure can be a precursor to delinquent behavior, and families do not have the control or balance that they once did. As such, mew measures need to be implemented to help these families in crisis. Rehabilitation of the family unit is the answer, say man...
  • Forces A Significant Number Of Canadian Families
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    Like everything else, 'family' has an infinite number of definitions. One definition of family is 'any group of people united by marriage, blood or adoption, constituting a single household, interacting and communicating with each other, and creating and maintaining a common culture' (Hales 14). Many contemporary sociologists have expanded this definition to include people whom or may not be related and those who for of their lives live together, satisfying their emotional needs and relating to ...
  • Children Of Single Parent Homes
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    Two Parents Or One? Family life is much different today than what it used to be. Several years ago mothers would stay at home with their children while the father went to work to support his family, but it is nothing like that today in American households. Today it is common for children to be raised by just one of their parents, and those children are often disadvantaged in several ways. The most consistent finding from studies of family structure shows that single parents exert weaker controls...
  • Relationship Between Single Parent Families And Delinquency
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    Juvenile Delinquency There is no doubt that various experts can give us many theories as to the causes of juvenile delinquency, including one's economic background, substance abuse, delinquent peer groups, repeated exposure to violence, increased availability of firearms and media violence, however, I feel that the number one cause of juvenile delinquency is the breakdown of families, including lack of parental control over children. It is ironic in America, today, one must have a driver's licen...
  • Single Parent Families
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    Applied Nostalgia-A Parental Look Back Without past memories, Americans lack a standard to base present conditions upon. These memories lie carefully shuffled and categorized in the giant shifter called the brain to crudely approximate the present standard of life. They hope to draw gratification and fulfillment in the progression of the quality of their and especially their children's lives. This innate desire to compare the past to the present drives personal and political decisions, especiall...
  • Their Families After Divorce
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    The family has been defined as a social group characterized by common residence, economic cooperation and reproduction. It includes members of opposite sexes, at least two of whom maintain a socially approved sexual relationship, and one or more children, owned or adopted, of the sexually co-ha biting adults (George Murdock, n. d). The contemporary West Indian family differs significantly from Murdock definition, and it is controversial to find an exact meaning of the West Indian family. Even th...
  • Differences In The 50's And 90's Idea
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    How are the worlds of the 90's and 50's represented in the opening of Pleasantville? 'Pleasantville', directed by Gary Ross in 1998, is a story of two very different worlds, the 50's utopia world of black and white, and the 90's modern world of technology and social difference. These differences are illustrated by the use of iconographic al and representative devices throughout the start of the film. At the beginning, there is a montage of images about different aspects of 50's family life, such...
  • Children In Single Parent Families
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    In today,'s world there are all kinds of ways to be brought up. The biological family is the traditional way, but is it the best way? For some it is and for others it is not. The ways things are done now are a lot different then years past. Which way would you choose? The ways children are brought up today are much different than they were thirty years ago. In today,'s society you have gay and interracial people raising kids. That was never thought of years ago, or at least was not prevalent for...
  • Single Parent Homes
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    What is your definition of the word Family? Webster defines the word as a group of people living together as a unit; ones ancestry or character. The average person might define it as a household containing blood related siblings, and some might simply define family as a group consisting of a mother, father, and child. In today's society a family can consist of a group of people not related by blood. Over the years the reality of the definition, as well as the actual family, has changed. After ex...

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