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Unformatted text preview: Reading 8 Growing up in non-traditional families • People who grew up in non-traditional families focus more on how well their parents met the challenges of economic and emotional support instead of the form they took • Most hope to blend the traditional family value of commitment with the modern value of flexible sharing. When domesticity seemed to be hurting the family children concluded that it would have been better for their mothers to pursue work • Many with single parent homes expressed ambivalence about their parent’s breakups. Those who grew up in dual-earner homes were the least ambivalent about their arrangements. • A strategy for organizing careers with caretaking is the key to understanding the pathway. Flexibility is the answer. Breakups that relieved conflict also helped parents get on their feet and stable egalitarian remarriages could give children support they had not had before....
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- Fall '09
- non-traditional families, traditional family value, stable egalitarian remarriages