Family: A word that can mean a lot of different things to different people. How important is family today? Probably more important than ever when it comes to raising children and not turning them into psychopaths. Social instability roots deeply in early family life I think, although of course not everyone with an unhappy childhood will end up a convicted felon. It’s a fact that parents are role models to their children and are supposed to teach them right from wrong and in ideal world a child would have both counterparts to look up to, mother and father.
I think too much emphasis is placed on marriage though. A couple in a long term relationship with kids is just as much a family as a married couple, in my opinion.
Family life is important for a healthy development, security and stability, however, how likely is it in our modern society to have that perfect family unit with both parents being able to raise the kids? Not very.