Pre-industrial age – families were poor but worked together, man and child in the fields bonding. Kids playing in the village together, neighbours pitching in.
Industrial age – men went to work in the factories, children helped out in places such as the coal pits, the family unit became a little more broken, however the family was a bit richer. The family came together in the evenings, played games and conversed (no internet)
Information age – The fathers are in better healthier jobs but working longer hours, the internet allows home working meaning the effective working day is longer than it should be. The kids are on screens with their “virtual friends”, dads miss the evening dinner with their kids and barely make it back in time to put the kids to bed, though the family is now wealthier.