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From Leave it to Beaver to The Cosby Show and now The Osbournes definitions of a family have changed dramatically over the years Leave it to Beaver instilled in Americas head the ideal family--husband wife two children The family turned out to have what every family in the US wanted innocence respectability and a bit of adventure The Cosby Show taught Americans that the family that plays sings dances and above all communicates together stays together Taylor 323 The Osbournes brings about completely different ideas of a family--tempers spoiled children drug and alcohol abuse personality clashes and teen angst-- which are unlike any sitcom in the past that focuses on a family How does Ozzy define a family In Dinner With Ozzy he says that he doesnt know the definition of a normal family because he is so used to his lifestyle that he doesnt know anything else He explains that he always encourages honesty because he had to endure so much secrecy growing up However his blue collar background also gave him an appreciation for hard work so he tries to do enough of his own chores as he can wwwtvtomecom The permissive parenting style of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne has led to destructive behavior in their children and ultimately the breakdown of the American family and the values it is based on The loose approach that Kelly and Jacks parents have taken has resulted in detrimental effects in the form of Jacks drug and alcohol abuse and in the constant profanity used throughout the taping of the show Leading by example and teaching your children right from wrong are important values that Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne do not practice It is imperative that children learn the difference between right and wrong at an early age Parents must think long and hard about the morals they instill in their children Hatred is not a family value Parents must teach their children to love
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