The 2010 census revealed that the family structure and the composition of U.S. households have changed drastically and that the “traditional” family is disappearing at a rapid rate. The family is becoming more complex and less traditional. We need to help children understand that it doesn’t matter who the players are that make up their family.
Statistics are that many Grandparents are raising their grandchildren, maybe that is who children relate to as their family. Today, there are blended families, single parents, domestic partnerships and more. Only 48.4 percent of households have a married couple; 20 percent of all households contained married couples with children. 20 percent have children from prior relationships. 31 million people are single parents or 26.7 percent of the U.S. Pew Research Center