Child Development

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  • The Different Types of Families
    • Nuclear Families
      • Parents and Children living together.
        • The standard nuclear family is a mum and dad living with their child(ren).
    • Extended Families
      • Grandparents, aunts and uncles
        • Extended family units have more relatives living nearby.
    • Single - sex families
      • have two male or two female parents
        • most people agree that having same - sex parents doesn't disadvantage children
    • One- parent families
      • have one parent and child/ren
        • SIngle - sex families were originally nuclear families- the family structure changed when one parent left of died.
    • Reconstituted families
      • have step parents and step children
        • are made when an adult who already has a child marries or moves in with a new partner.


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