Reinventing the Family: Good Intentions are Not Enough

Collette Caprara, The Foundry blog, 10/24/2011

As marriage rates plummet and the percentage of intact families sharply declines, experiments that challenge the fundamental nature of the family are adding to the chaos that threatens civil society. A new report released this month by the Institute for American Values and the Commission on Parenthood's Future explores the impact on children of such experimental arrangements throughout the world. The findings are cause for concern... As the "One Parent or Five" report suggests, despite the artful labeling of alternative family structures, obvious questions still exist about whether these arrangements are beneficial to children. Good intentions can pave the way to some undesirable places.

Subjects: Family, Family structure


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