In the 'New Normal,' Children Still Have the Same 4 Basic Needs

February 6, 2015 2:36 PM

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Over the years, we've seen family structures move to less Leave It to Beaver and more Modern Family. In fact, a recently released Pew Research Center study shows that now, less than half (46 percent) of all children in the United States live in a home that falls under the former description of a "traditional" family -- households that consist of two heterosexual partners in a first marriage.

Today, more and more children are being raised by single parents (34 percent, up from 19 percent in 1980), gay parents, unmarried parents, two parents in a remarriage, by grandparents.... and for the first time in documented history, these non-traditional home settings outnumber the traditional.

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