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University of Toronto Scarborough

Family  family is the primary agent of socialization and the most important institution in Canadian society  like all institutions, it’s continuously adapting to change  the nuclear family was considered the ideal for many generations  today, Canadians are challenging the notion that nuclear families are the only way children can properly be socialized  as a result of changing attitudes toward parenting and marriage, the family is an institution that has grown to include lone-parents families, same0sex families, common-law, and blended families  more than any other institution, the family has demonstrated that diversity and tolerance are possible in a society as complex as Canada  even with these changes, the family is still a dominant force directing Canadian society and other worldwide societies  in all cultures, the institution of the family is responsible for promoting universal functions, such as regulation reproduction and sexual behaviour  it’s also responsible for socializing and teaching the youngest members social norms  daily, the family helps develop lifelong lessons, such as the importance of respect and obedience  these skills are further explored when the student enters school—in this way, the family is seen as the blueprint for social norms and beliefs  in addition to all social and practical functions, the family is responsible for the economic maintenance and recreation of its members  the changing face of Canadian families has left an indelible mark on whom we are as a nation; it also says something about our social values  the family is the only institution to use nurturance and emotional support as a basis for all its relationships  other institutions (religion) do so in a limited manner  the family has the ability to nurture self-esteem, creativity, and self-confidence  the family is the foundation on which well-adjusted young adults emerge ready and capable of fully participating in other institutions and society itself Religion  on a personal level, religion can serve a number of purposes—it can provide an individual with a sense of serenity and calm, help celebrate important rituals of life, and provide support in times of grief and personal tragedy  on an intellectu
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