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Why most of the American Families can't be the "Ideal American Family"?

The Ideal American Family: Both Parents work while hiring people to take care of their kids. Have the kids placed in a Private School and also pay for extra curricular activities such as camping, music lessons, etc.
The ideal American Family has a big house in the suburbs and go on vacations every summer. They work hard to have all these privileges.

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 12:55 PM on Jul. 20, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • IMHO, the ideal American family"

    Parents are married.

    ONE parent works to provide for their family when children are young. The other parent raises their children. When children are in school full time or old enough to not need a babysitter, the other parent can work at least part time outside the home.

    Children attend public school & parents supplement/enhance their children's education by reinforcing good morals, values, traditions and behaviors at home/Church.

    Parents teach/coach, volunteer, lead, coordinate extra curricular activities, sports, social groups for their children and the community.

    This family has a home they can afford, provides for their children's needs, wants and desires FIRST, and on their own!

    They work hard to have this "ideal," they don't blame others for their shortcomings or their children's. They ENSURE their children are one day productive, contributing and successful members of
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 1:39 PM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • That's NOT my ideal american family-where did you get your definition from???
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:03 PM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • that may be YOUR ideal but it's not mine. why must everyone conform to yours?
    autodidact

    Answer by autodidact at 1:05 PM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • Whose shirttail are you yanking now?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:10 PM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • I was about to say...this is YOUR ideal. Not EVERYONE'S ideal.
    caitxrawks

    Answer by caitxrawks at 1:15 PM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • OK so all of you don't agree with my concept an Ideal American Family. How come none of the poster can define theirs. OP
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:18 PM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • can't define* OP
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:18 PM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • My ideal family----
    House paid for,no needed repairs
    Children well taken care of;no health issues,not lacking for anything they need
    Hubby and I able to afford health ins. for us,therefore being able to get ourselves healthy AND maintain our health
    Be able to just go out and get what we need when we need it
    Not be constantly in debt---
    There,that good enough op?
    starrsun

    Answer by starrsun at 1:23 PM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • Why do I keep missing my Ss. sorry op
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:23 PM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • starrsun thank you OP
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:24 PM on Jul. 20, 2009

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