ideal families

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Have you ever been walking down the street and seen the “perfect” family? Do you think that other people ever look at your family in this way? Ever since there have been families, there have been images of the “perfect” family and the “Ideal American Family.” This image is described as: a mom, a dad, two and a half kids, a white house, green grass, and a white picket fence. Everything is perfect about this family. They are always happy and never get into fights. Every member of the family has utmost respect and love towards the other members of the family. Do you think your family is perfect and fits into this category? I know that my family doesn’t fits this description. It might seem like that from the outside, but being part of the family, I know this is not true. From my personal experience I feel that the image of the “Ideal American Family” is wrong for society to have because it questions the concept of family, causes a lack of closeness between family members, and allows people to make assumptions about other people based on their family. What is family? Family can be considered blood-related kin. Some people might consider members of his or her family being: friends, co-workers, pets or r Continue...

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This is another reason why this image has to be done away with. They don't have to be blood-related, or fit the "perfect image of family. Instead of pretending that everything is like this image maybe the family would be closer if we just did what we wanted and didn't have to fit some image. I got an annoyed feeling inside of me like my so-called friend doesn't really know me. So in my opinion the 5 or 6 people that I have this connection with are just as much family to me as my mom, dad, and sister. I have spent many nights with one of my friends talking all night about life and about problems that we both have. I don't like knowing that these people don't fit into the "Ideal American Family because in my opinion they are part of my "Ideal family. If there were no image like this, my parents would not have any sort of goal to shoot for. I consider my close friends as family just as much as I do my actual blood family. This sort of closeness is much more real and natural than a forced closeness represented in the "ideal image of family. These people are people you can go to for advice, help, or even just to talk. My family would form it's own image that would link us all.


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available from other members of society outside the nuclear unit, in the ideal situation Most nuclear families consist of a man and a woman married to each other (1296 5 )

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