Nuclear families, which include a mother, father and children living in the household, are what many consider 'typical.' However, as the social landscape changes, so do ideas and perceptions of different family types.
Children with these opportunities are more likely to be successful academically and socially.
The successful nuclear family provides children with consistency in caretaking.
Children who have both stability and consistency in their lives are more likely to exhibit positive behavior, earn good grades in school and become more involved in community and extracurricular activities.
The nuclear family may eat dinner together regularly basis, go to church, and take family vacations which strengthens relationships and builds a solid foundation for future life goals.
Without help from extended family, parents may need to take off work to care for sick children.
The struggle to balance the demands of work, family and friendships without outside assistance leads to stress, depression, anxiety or other problems.
Kids with cell phones have the means to keep in contact with parents about schedule changes and emergencies.
Every type of family experiences problems and emergencies throughout life.
This breakdown of the extended family unit, won't be beneficial in hard times.
Grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins have a place within a family structure, but the nuclear family doesn't always foster these relationships.
The smaller family size allows individualized attention towards partners and children which creates lifelong bonds.