nuclear family - a simple family made up of (mum, dad, boy, girl)
reconstituted family - having a step dad or a step mum ( or a step child)
bean pople family - straight small tree (mum and dad have a baby, he has a son, he has a son and so on)
empty nest family - stag in a family's cycle where the children have grown up and the mum and dad are alone.
extended family - everyone in your whole family
lone parents - mother or father on their own
same sex - a man and a man. woman and a woman
neo--conventional family - married or co-habiting couple both working
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co-habiting family - you have someone staying with you in your home
family diversity - meaning many different family types (nuclear, same sex...)
matrifocal family - run by the mother
invisible work - work that people don't usally notice but without it they would notice until it is done.
household - alll the people living in the same house
triple shift - looking after children, pets and house work.
bread winner - traditionally men bring home the money to live on
divorce - when a couple loved each other and they split up
marriage - when a couple go through a ceromony and announce there love for each other and become combined.
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domestic violence - traditionally a man becomes aggresive to the woman.
culture - what different people believe in
communes - a small community whose members share ownership of property and labour
co-housing - people sharing a house
stereotypical - a way that everyone thinks certain people look or have objections against them