Family Values Essay, Research Paper
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. Poverty, crime, and declining school performance are three of the greatest concern that can be attributed to children being raised in untraditional families. When parents divorce, instead of having the income from two people, there is now only income from one person. This often causes a once middle class family to become a lower class family. Also because of our nation?s poverty, billions of dollars are spent on welfare and other such programs for the poor people. In addition, 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. Moreover, 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. Although the simple cure to these three major concerns is to return family values into our society. It is a very basic answer. Nevertheless, eliminating poverty would seem to be the most reasonable way to fight crime and improve school performance, for with an increased standard of living. Ignoring these very real problems will doom not only these children but also the future of our society.