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Those images of a man and a woman who married young, had a family, raised them, and lived happily ever after had a good foundation right after World War II. That image (ignoring the happily part because it is subjective) applied to the life 73% of children saw in 1960. The world has changed. Today, less than half, only 46% of children are in a similar family. Single parents, families from several divorces and marriages, same sex couples, all mean that the majority of children are living in a different world. How will the institutions change to accommodate the shift?

“Less Than Half Of US Kids Today Live In A Traditional Family” – Pew Research

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