Describe the author’s purpose in writing the article. 1.Write about 3 of the families described. What was important to know? What worked in the family? What didn’t work? What did you find interesting and why? 2.Talk about the general trends in families in the United States. Cite studies or surveys! (references please) 3.What kind of studies would you do to evaluate family trends and family life going forward? 4.Compare your own family to the families described in the article. Similarities? Differences? Would you like to join one of the families in the article?