A family is a basic unit of society, it's a group of people living together, who are married, or co-habit, or are related by blood or adoption.
A family provides:
- A secure and stable environment, with good routines and appropriate routines/
- Encouragement and praise (which develops self-esteem and confidence)
- Love, affection, comfort
- Communication skills
- Food and clothing
- Socialisation skills
Types of family
Nuclear family: Parents and children live together in the home. Contact with other family members is limited, and practical help from them isn't easily available.