Could the Feminist Theory belief be one to blame for the make of today’s family dynamics?
Feminist therapy was inspired during the Women’s Movement of the 1960’s. Its main focus was on empowering women and helping them discover how to break the stereotypes and molds of some traditional roles that women play that may be blocking their development and growth. The main goal of feminist therapy is not just to change the individual’s situation or mindset, but also to form a revolution that changes the way society views gender issues.
Many feel that it was this theory that destroyed the traditional family. Leaving many families as single family homes. So much… that single-parent families can no longer be viewed as nontraditional families. The U.S. Census Bureau reported that about 30 percent of American families are headed by only one parent.
It has been found through varied research that children in single-parent homes generally fare worse than those homes with two parents. There are also signs that children in these homes may have problems with depression, emotional stress, and difficulties in school. It has been found that adolescents from single-parent families were found to be three times more likely to be depressed than those living with two parents. Single parent homes are also associated with criminal activity in the U.S.A. Problems found in the single-parent household may not be because of the parent who raised these children, but can be linked to other things that are also related to single parenting. It has been pointed out that when there is only one parent, the family is often less well off financially and this is the main reason for so many family problems.