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Thread: Family Values

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    Family Values

    What do you believe have caused family values in america to deteriorate?

    Or perhapse you believe they are the same as always or even better than yesteryear?

    Are americans more selfish making family bonding, marriage and children come second?
    Last edited by creativedreams; 03-01-09 at 02:28 PM.

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    Re: Family Values

    Quote Originally Posted by creativedreams View Post
    What do you believe have caused family values in america to deteriorate?

    Or perhapse you believe they are the same as always or even better than yesteryear?

    I really would not use theterm deteriot I would call it a shift. To address your point though I would say the pill has a lot to do with it.

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    Re: Family Values

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    I really would not use theterm deteriot I would call it a shift. To address your point though I would say the pill has a lot to do with it.
    What do you mean? Can you elaborate?

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    Re: Family Values

    Quote Originally Posted by creativedreams View Post
    What do you mean? Can you elaborate?
    I think birth control esp. The pill has a lot to do with the shnift we have seen in traditional family values. When I get off my phone and back to my computer I will elaboraate more.

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    Re: Family Values

    I think family values are about the same as they were mid-90's, if anything, they have gotten if ever so slightly stronger, I don't see much in forms of deterioration.

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    Re: Family Values

    I agree with a poster above who stated family values have not so much increased or decreased, but shifted or changed.

    For instance, while there may be a lot more sexually oriented or violent material available to kids, they are also overly protected from some of the most trivial 'kid' activities that we used to enjoy... such as 'going outside to play.'

    I can remember running out of the house as young as six or seven without having to tell my mother where I was going. Like many of us, I can remember mom saying 'make sure you're home by dinner.'

    These days kids have supervised 'play dates.' They are tracked, followed and watched over 24/7 up until their teens. My nephew is nearly eight and he's never gone out to play by himself, except in his fenced in back yard. That's sad IMHO.

    At the same time, I don't think there's any doubt that kids these days are exposed to more materials that our parents would have considered shocking and inappropriate. I can only imagine what I would have done with a PC and a cell phone and a camera in my bedroom at the age of 12 (snicker). Times change. A little for the better in some ways. A little for the worse in others.

    In whole, it's very difficult to judge.

    Last edited by Grateful Heart; 03-01-09 at 05:40 PM.

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    Re: Family Values

    I think things are the same. I just think people tend to air out their laundry in public now.
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    Re: Family Values

    "What do you believe have caused family values in america to deteriorate?" - creativedreams

    I suppose it depends on how you define "familiy values". If you define it in terms of those things that support the nuclear family (dad, mom and kids) as the most fundamental unit of our culture then I think you have a number of things causing the decline in those values.

    1) "No-fault divorce". By making divorce easier families tend to fall apart much more quickly during the tough times.

    2) The idea that single parent families are just as valid and healthy for children as two parent homes with a mom and a dad which leads to...

    3) ...the idea that any grouping of people can be as valid and healthy for children as two parent homes with a mom and a dad.
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    Re: Family Values

    Quote Originally Posted by creativedreams View Post
    What do you believe have caused family values in america to deteriorate?

    Or perhapse you believe they are the same as always or even better than yesteryear?

    Are americans more selfish making family bonding, marriage and children come second?
    The family values of our society is changing, lowering in my opinion. Things such as divorce is frequent, adultery is frequent, one parent is normal, homosexuals are allowed to stay together, even marry in some cases, homosexuals will soon be able to adopt if the trend continues, people get less and less children, people spend more and more time with work, less and less time with family, children just sit in front of game machines and computers, even when families are with each other they spend much less time together and more and more alone time.. I think its deteriorating.. The good old family of mom/dad +2-4 kids and a good healthy family life, family activities, family pride, family time and so fourth.
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    Re: Family Values

    Quote Originally Posted by The Baron View Post
    1) "No-fault divorce". By making divorce easier families tend to fall apart much more quickly during the tough times.

    2) The idea that single parent families are just as valid and healthy for children as two parent homes with a mom and a dad which leads to...

    3) ...the idea that any grouping of people can be as valid and healthy for children as two parent homes with a mom and a dad.
    Exactumundo. Those are terrible signs of decline.
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