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The Way We Really Are Coming to Terms with Americas Changing Families In the article The Way We Really Are Coming to Terms with Americas Changing Families author Stephanie Coontz summarizes many points that are affecting families today In the last two decades many Americans have harked back to what they perceived to be the good old days the 1950s where every household had two parents Times when family values and the strength of family were much more evident than it is thought to be today Ms Coontzs article elaborates the topics of how the family dynamic has changed in the last generation and how these community groups see the downfall of society as they perceive the family to be disintegrating Single-parent homes divorce and Mothers that work outside of the home are her major topics I agree with Ms Coontz position in her article The first topic she addresses is the misconception that society has with what a single parent home is today There are many groups within communities that point out how our society has deteriorated drastically Studies are brought forth in the media to show how unwed parenting is on the rise like no other point in history Ms Coontz notes valid theories and sources that demonstrate the numbers are actually no higher than at any other time in history My belief is not that unwed mothers are more prevalent than ever it is that they are more in the open then ever I have known of cases up until the mid-1960s that when a teenage girl became pregnant she either married the father the child would be raised as the sibling or the girl would Changing families 3 be sent away until the baby was born Of course the birth rates for unwed mothers were lower
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