Families are not as close as they used to be. Give some reasons why this change has happened and suggest how families could be brought closer together.

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  • Essay: It is generally accepted that families are not as close as they used to be. Give some reasons why this change has happened and suggest how families could be brought closer together. Include any relevant examples from your experience.
  • Essay: 4-5 pages
  • Writing: Be sure that your paragraphs and essays assert and support substantial conclusions. They should be focused and well structured. Strong thesis statements and topic sentences are the best way to ensure tight, focus and penetrating writing.

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School: UT Austin



Why Family ties have become weak


Why family ties have weakened than in the past
The face of socialization has drastically taken a different angle as compared to the past.
In the past, people were so close in the community that they used to take each other as a family
member. The advancement in technology has caused the breakdown in the family ties (Goody,
2011). The families can no longer maintain the bond as it was the cases sometimes back. The
technology has caused people to be comfortable in away relationships. The people in modern
times are so much on their personal development as compared to the cementation of their
relationship with other members of the families. Peoples living method are drastically changing
as well as the education processes in the current days is completely different from the earlier
days. The relationship between the parents and their children has also been affected greatly by
the change in social setups. The economic, technological and social factors in the modern days
have contributed to the weakening of family bonds leading to distanced family relationships
where nobody worry for the other in society.
Firstly, the time spent together with the families have reduced due to the employment
issues. People are becoming more materialistic in compromise with their social relationships
(Stanley, 2008). In the recent past, people are treasuring money more than they value their social
ties. Today every parent is always on the move in the various employment opportunities as they
source for their living as a way of protection. The parents leave their houses very early to travel
to their workplaces and comes back late with no time to have with their children. The only time
that most parents get utilizes it on venturing into entrepreneurial activities to multiply their
resources. However, in the past people used to depend mainly on their cultural ways such as
farming as the source of their living. They used to come together as they work on their farms as
well as in their homes in the evening. This created the time to unite together with the elderly in


society as they discussed a variety of issues. The regular meetings created the bonds within the
family members effectively.
Secondly, the education set up has also contribute...

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