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A Promise Kept: Introduction

Hello everybody! I managed to cut down on the pages in my paper by changing the format just a tad: I single-spaced instead of double spaced. Hopefully that will help.

The name of my paper is "An Examination of Three Family Forms". Here it begins:

Supporting families requires understanding them: their settings, forms, elements, challenges, and benefits. Dorothy Holin Sailor published “Supporting Children in Their Home, School, and Community” in 2004 as a resource for Family Life Education students. Sailor addresses basic concepts of family life, including eight family forms: the nuclear family, the single-parent family, the blended family, the teen parent family, the foster family, the adoptive family, the kinship-care family, and the homosexual family. Sailor briefly explains each family form, exploring their structures, challenges, and strengths. This paper explores Sailor’s analysis of the single parent and homosexual family forms, and one form Sailor does not examine, the polygynous family, and offers a personal perspective on the book’s content and my application to the FLE field.


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Examination: The Single Parent Family

The Single Parent Family
Definition of the single parent family. The single-parent family (SPF) is one parent raising one or more children. Single-parent families historically resulted from the death of a parent. In the last 50 years this has changed due to an increased divorce rate, increased female financial independence, and a greater social acceptance of unwed parents (Sailor, 2004, p. 80).
Single parents are usually women, but as legal attitudes change more fathers are becoming single parents (Sailor, 2004, p. 79-80). Single parents can be found among all ages, races, educational levels, and ethnic groups, though African American children are statistically more likely to live in a single parent household than are children of Hispanic, Asian American, or White descent (Sailor, 2004, p. 81). The single parent must be everything for his or her child: breadwinner, cook, housekeeper, chauffeur, nurturer, tutor, cop, judge, nurse, councilor, story-teller, role model, Santa Claus, and the Easter Bunny. “The parent-child relationship is at the heart of the single-parent family (Sailor, 2004, p. 81).”
Strengths of the single parent family. The intimate structure of the single parent family has its advantages. If family dissolution ends domestic violence, the (hopefully) peaceful household is healthier for both parent and child (Sailor, 2004, p. 87). The new partnership of parent and child helps both develop life skills faster, and being “Mommy’s helper” can increase a child’s self-confidence and decision-making skills (Sailor, 2004, p. 87). Planning activities together stimulates critical thinking skills. Increased negotiations between parent and child build strong communication and problem-solving skills, and both parent and child often develop strong management techniques (Sailor, 2004, p. 87). The stress that might otherwise wear out a ‘normal’ relationship instead creates stronger, more resilient people (Sailor, 2004, p. 87).
Challenges of t…


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