Intra-family behaviour is changing. One characteristic of the traditional family was the clear definition of the status of each individual, along genealogical, age and sex lines.
‘Respect behavior’ served as a way of marking each person’s status in relation to others in the group. There have been a number of gradual changes in this code of ‘respect behavior’. Perhaps the most serious breaches of traditional respect behavior today have to do with the relationship between the sexes. Young men often no longer need to move out of the house when they reach adolescence, even if they have sisters sleeping in the house. Sometimes they will merely sleep in another room, and often not even bother to do that. Another significant change has come with the introduction of video: All members of a family are exposed to explicit sexual (or violence) scenes in one another’s presence.