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Just Like Other Families? Supporting Lesbian-parented Families.

Rawsthorne, Margot Lee. "Just Like Other Families? Supporting Lesbian-Parented Families." Australian Social Work 62.1 (2009): 45-60. Academic Search Premier. Web. 11 Mar. 2014.

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"Just Like Other Families?" explains lesbian couples that decide to "have" children are just as focused and successful at parenthood as heterosexual couples. When the child grows up, the family may face greater challenges though. 

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The Changing Structure of American Families

Ellwood, David T. "The Changing Structure Of American Families." Journal Of The American Planning Association 59.1 (1993): 3.Academic Search Premier. Web. 11 Mar. 2014.

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"The Changing Structure of American Families" explains that the reason the structure of American families is changing is because of the support welfare gives single mothers. By having support from welfare, women continue to have children out of wedlock, causing endless issues. 

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Teaching Generation Y the Basics of a Strong Relationship

Teaching Generation Y the Basics of a Strong Relationship | The Changing American Family | Scoop.it

The most elemental skills of romantic intimacy are going the way of cursive handwriting. Colleges can help — in the classroom.

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This article talks about the fear of marriage our generation is presented with; marriage is now a capstone to our lives, and not a corner stone like it used to be. 
                                                                                    -A.F.

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Parental Pity Party

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“ First comes the baby, and then all the whining starts about how impossible it all is.”
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The article "Parental Pity Party" expresses that many people do not realize or expect the harsh reality and endless responsibilities of parenthood. This particular article explains that the adults who are oblivious to what parenthood truly involves, become "whiners." -KF
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Vows of Love

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For Valentine’s Day, our nine favorite videos about love.
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This article is a collection of videos of love. Each one is different and unique in its own way. Love takes on many different forms and between many different types of people. Not only is every person unique but so is their love. Different people are being presented in this article as a way to express love in honor of Valentines Day.

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Ending ‘Gay Conversion’ for Good

Ending ‘Gay Conversion’ for Good | The Changing American Family | Scoop.it
Litigation and regulation are better than legislative bans.
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This article explains that therapists try to "change" their clients who are homosexual into heterosexuals, causing suicide, drug use, and other risky behavior. 
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Prioritizing Child Safety as the Prime Best-Interest Factor

BAILEY, ALLEN M. "Prioritizing Child Safety As The Prime Best-Interest Factor." Family Law Quarterly 47.1 (2013): 35-64. Academic Search Premier. Web. 11 Mar. 2014.

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"Prioritizing Child Safety?" explains that the safety of children should be everyone's top priority, especially the courts. Children who are facing domestic violence, need a way out and a way to live a safe life. 

 

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'Heed Your Creed, Fall in Love and Get Married': New Left Ideology and Romantic Relationships.

Dunak, Karen. "'Heed Your Creed, Fall In Love And Get Married': New Left Ideology And Romantic Relationships." Journal Of American Culture 36.1 (2013): 25-31. Academic Search Premier. Web. 11 Mar. 2014.


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Heed Your Creed discusses how the American culture has changed over time, especially from the time periods of the 1960's-1970's. The changes discussed are changes that have occurred in the type of relationships people have. 

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The All-or-Nothing Marriage

The All-or-Nothing Marriage | The Changing American Family | Scoop.it
Couples can be happier now than ever before. But it’s rare.
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Today's strong marriages are thriving more than strong marriages in the past but struggling marriages today are weaker than struggling marriages in the 60's. The truth is: if you give your all in a marriage, it will work. If you give nothing, it will end. 

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An Economist Answers Questions About Online Dating

An Economist Answers Questions About Online Dating | The Changing American Family | Scoop.it

“ Paul Oyer, an economist at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business and the author of “Everything I Ever Needed to Know About Economics I Learned From Online Dating,” responds to Economix readers.”

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This article explains that people would rather spend money meeting people online rather than meet them the “old fashioned” way. -LM

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Call if You're Feeling Lonely

Call if You're Feeling Lonely | The Changing American Family | Scoop.it
I was suffering from depression and insomnia. So I volunteered for a 24-hour suicide prevention hotline.
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“Call If You’re Feeling Lonely,” by Daniel Hernadez, was about a woman who suffered from depression, triggered by her brother’s diagnostic of cancer and parents’ marital issues. The woman in this article decides to volunteer at a suicide prevention hotline; she finds herself by helping others. 

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How Single Motherhood Hurts Kids

How Single Motherhood Hurts Kids | The Changing American Family | Scoop.it

The link between poverty and absent dads in the U.S. can’t be denied.

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The article discusses that compared to other countries, the United States has more single-parent families and is known for "multi-partner fertility' society. Because of single parenthood and the continuous amount of different people coming and going in children's lives, children are experiencing emotional and academic problems.

                                                                                -LM

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