The Nuclear Family: The Evolution Of Modern Culture In Canada

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Many of the old-fashioned customs and traditions which were taught and practiced for several years are becoming obsolete today. Over the years, modern culture in Canada has been evolving, especially the shared values and beliefs in society. One of the major cultural changes Canada has come across are the changes in family structures. For many years and generations, the most common and traditional family that existed was the Nuclear Family, which consists of a mother, a father, and their child(ren); with both or one parent(s) being the breadwinners of their households. Nuclear Families, were the ideal family type among society in Canada, and are still considered ideal. However, over the last few decades, traditional nuclear family has become…show more content…
In a traditional nuclear family, the mother would do household chores, as well as cooking and tending to their child(ren), while the father would take care of the maintenance of their homes, and in some cases work while the mother stays at home. Traditional Nuclear Families are considered functional based on the shared responsibilities between the both parents. In a single-parent families, all household and financial responsibilities fall onto one person, such as working, household chores, and tending to their child(ren). Single-Parent families are not considered traditional or functional based on the belief that single parents are unable to function on their own with dealing with the responsibilities meant for two people to share. In every family, it is the parent(s)’ responsibility to raise their child(ren) in the norms and values of the society they are in. Parent(s) are responsible for the welfare of their child(ren) emotionally and psychologically. Because of those responsibilities, single parenting has been a major concern among conservatives, moralists, as well as

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