What is family? family are a close group of people usaully related not always, who support each other and at some point in their lives tend to live in the same household.

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roles of the family (functionalist)

Parsons - the family has two main functions:

The primary socialisation of children = parson argues that every individual must internalise norms and values of society! Family moulds the child`d personality to fit the needs of societ, producing children who are committed to shared norms and values and who have a strong sense of belonging to society.

The stabilisation of adult personalities = adult needs emotional security which is given in by patners in a marriage, and they also need a  source of release from the stresses  and strains of life.

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