chapter  8
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Family Diversity—The New Norm: Challenges for Children

Issues in family systems ranging from divorce, adoption, deployment, immigration, imprisonment, multiculturalism, and same-sex parenting present today’s young people with challenges socially, legally, politically, and spiritually. The rainbow of sizes, shapes, colors, and languages of our diverse population of global citizens is complex and fluid. More and more, our children observe in schools, homes, communities, and real time through the technology of the Internet and media the vista of pluralism so representative of the world population.