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Gender roles are formed and reinforced from earliest childhood through family relations, social and cultural strictures and norms. Today, family structures are shifting as nuclear and extended families undergo transformations due to economic and societal changes. The traditional archetype of one father and one mother plus children reflects only 25 percent of families in the U.S. Parental roles are also evolving as single-parent, same-sex couples and adoptive parents become increasingly common. Laws and employment policies are gradually reflecting these changes but more effort needs to be focused on providing family-friendly support from affordable, accessible, quality child and elder care to flexible work arrangements.

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July 26, 2009 posted by Rebekah Spicuglia*National Parents Day, unlike the heavily promoted and merchandised Mother’s and Father’s Days...
 July 27, 2009 posted by Deborah Siegel*Last weekend, my partner Marco and I took a childbirth class at the Manhattan hospital where I’ll...
July 28, 2009 posted by Julie and Scott Zeilinger*My family’s feminism is rooted deeply in our Jewish heritage. As Jews, my family has been...
Earlier this week Rebekah Spicuglia, non-custodial parent advocate extraordinaire, blogged for us as part of our National Parent’s Day forum....
 July 29, 2009 posted by Linda BaschLast Sunday marked the 15th annual observance of National Parents’ Day, a holiday established to...

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