Show MoreModern Family Television network ABC Family’s breakout comedy series, Modern Family, is a show full of life lessons and hidden meanings. Most television shows nowadays are all about sex, alcohol, and the dramas that occur because of them. Modern Family is not an exception, however it focuses more on the family aspect of life’s many dramas. On the surface, it is similar to the sex and drugs filled television shows that consume the media these days, but underneath that surface each episode has a moral to be learned, and the show overall represents many different assumptions America makes on what a “typical” family is.
Modern Family is different mainly because of the variety of characters. Made as a mockumentary (a documentary but for a…show more content…
Though the show is called “Modern Family” it heavily promotes our cultures dominant ideology of a family, which consists of a father, or more masculine partner, who provides for his family while the wife, or more feminine partner, takes the role of caregiver who tends to the children and household duties. Modern Family focuses more on female stereotypes to further promote the male-dominant family ideology. The caregivers in this show are Claire, Gloria, and Cameron. They all act as the stay at home moms who clean house and busy themselves with fundraisers or little events like bake sales. However, in the episode “Mother’s Day” it is revealed that, Mitchell is the one who assumes the mother role not Cam, which is contradictory to the ideology of a family used in this show.
What gives it the more modern aspect is the many different types of relationships in the show. Jay and Gloria are an interracial couple, which veers away from what is viewed as the typical relationship of same race marriages. While this shows a more modern marriage, Gloria’s character also embodies perceptions many Americans have regarding Latin American women, such as being dependent on men, hot tempered, and sexy. Contrary to Gloria’s racist stereotypical description, Claire Dunphy represents a traditional stay-at-home-mother, who has dedicated her life to the domestic realm. In comparison to Gloria’s glamorous looks, Claire
The Child, Family and Community
This article is purposed to bring a clear picture on the importance of building the relationship between a child, family and the community at large. Basically, some parents fails to understand the importance of creating the relationship between child, family and community in child development. The only point they fail to understand is that children influence parenting figures just as the parents do. This build the picture of the parents, making the parents look good. The affection between the parent motivates the children and as well as building their curiosity. In parental care, it is important to involve the society in child development. This is because in a child’s development, the environment plays an important role their behavior.
The writers’ argument, quality parenting plays an important role in the development of child’s resilience especial in case of a child with emotional problem. Social support in the quality parenting is got from the community. Social support from the community, therefore, builds a protective instrument and safeguarding effects that can sway way family’s well-being, quality of parenting as well as a child resilience at some point in life.
There is importance in building a good relationship between the children, family and the community. Bögels and Brechman-Toussaint uses a case where there is a problem of anxiety .According to the writers, there are certain family factors away from genetic heritage that are involved in the transmission of anxiety. In their study, away from reviewing parental anxiety, they review the relationship between family factors and childhood. In there study, they consider certain variables. The variables were first, That parental attachment to the child, secondly, aspects of family functioning such as marital conflicts, co-parenting of the family, functioning of the family as a whole as well as sibling relationship. The third variable was the parenting nurturing strategies. Finally the beliefs that the parents holds about there child. In this case, it is very vivid that the relationship of the parent and the child is very vital. The relationship plays a very important role in solving cases like anxiety as mentioned. Finally, in 2006 there was a case study on the performance of the child. The case study was done with the kindergaten children. The performance of the pupils were associated with the family involvement. It was noted that the kindergarteners who enjoyed the relationship of the mothers and the parents involvement in their education had higher literacy achievement. The case study, therefore, prove it beyond any reasonable doubt that the parental quality is important.
Assuming the parent care duty is very detrimental to the child. This can make the child acquire certain bad characteristics as wells as interfering with the child’s mental status. The family(parents) and even the community should take up their duties in child rearing to avoid cases of anxiety and bad characters in the society.