The traditional family consists of one man and one woman joined in marriage, along with any children they may have. Throughout the history of mankind, family structure, values and qualities were fairly well remained. However, in today's society, due to lack of religion and morality among other things, the family value system is rapidly failing. Our society must emphasize the good values of the traditional family. .
With the different variations of the family, which are: both parents working, one biological parent living with the child and friends living together away from home because they can afford it that way. This can cause great problems among children in American Society. Poverty, crime, and declining school performance are three of the greatest concern that can be attributed to children being raised in untraditional families. The crime rate is both increasing rapidly and becoming more violent. Many crimes can be attributed to the rise of non-traditional families. .
A child needs to have a father not only to enforce positive behavior, but also to punish improper behavior. Also, a child needs a father as a role model. Mothers are equally important to give loving care and provide support. Additionally, untraditional or improper behavior displayed by parent or parents may have long lasting negative effects on children. Despite the fact that children attend school regularly, their decline in performance is on the rise. Though their attendance is required, they often learn little or nothing. Sometimes graduating high school students have difficulties to solve simple math problems. Also one of the biggest problems of reforming the school systems is the fact that the number of children coming from disrupted families is rising. Another reason for the decline in school performance is that coming from broken homes, these children are worried and cannot concentrate in school, because they may need to work to help support their family.