Millennials say the Modern Family is Changing Dramatically

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CMRubinWorld interviews millennials around the globe on the institution of the modern family and how they see “normal” in a 21st Century world.

The face of today’s family has changed significantly during the past two generations. According to OECD research, all populations are ageing, there are more women at work, and less people are getting married while more people are getting divorced. More couples are waiting until later to start families and more children are being born to unmarried parents.

C.M. Rubin (Founder of CMRubinWorld) asked millennials around the world to share their perspectives on the institution of the modern family and how they see “normal” in a 21st Century world.

“As globalization has shifted our economy and as the ability for one breadwinner to support a family fades, we are witnessing a shift in what is deemed culturally acceptable,” writes Jacob Deleon Navarrete. He also notes, “We are beginning to welcome a buffet of relationships and contexts to promote an adaptive, flexible, modern economic family unit. This modern family unit fits the modern economic imperative: it is changeable, personal, and user-friendly. This modern family reflects the people it comprises and should be understood and celebrated as such.” “I hope that times keep changing, where no one is more “normal” than anyone else. We are all individuals; all unique; all inspirational; all making a difference, big or small, in our own ways,” says Isadora Baum. “Change has almost always come from a challenging of the normative, not compliance with it,” states Harmony Siganporia. “Ultimately a normal family should be a loving family.” explains Wilson Carter III.

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The Millennial Bloggers are based all over the world. They are innovators in entrepreneurship, journalism, education, entertainment, health and wellbeing and academic scholarship. They are Alusine Barrie, Sajia Darwish, James Kernochan, Kamna Kathuria, Jacob Deleon Navarrete, Reetta Heiskanen, Shay Wright, Isadora Baum, Wilson Carter III, Francisco Hernandez, Erin Farley, Dominique Alyssa Dryding, Harry Glass, Harmony Siganporia and Bonnie Chiu.

The mission of CMRubinWorld is to ask the important questions, share the most innovative ideas and ultimately be a bridge builder between the past and the future of learning.

CMRubinWorld launched in 2010 to explore what kind of education would prepare students to succeed in a rapidly changing globalized world. Its award winning series, The Global Search for Education, is a highly regarded trailblazer in the renaissance of 21st century education, and occupies a widely respected place in the pulse of key issues facing every nation and the collective future of all children. It connects today’s top thought leaders with a diverse global audience of parents, students and educators. Its highly readable platform allows for discourse concerning our highest ideals and the sustainable solutions we must engineer to achieve them. C. M. Rubin has produced hundreds of interviews and articles discussing an extensive array of topics under a singular vision: when it comes to the world of children, there is always more work to be done.

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