- Created by: caitie24
- Created on: 11-10-19 12:14
What is a family?
Family is where all human relationships begin and develop. The norms and values of society are lived out in practice and a new generation of children are brought up into adulthood.
Types of family:
Nuclear - two parents and one or more children living in the same house
Extended - a number of adults and children who are related living in the same home, for example, cousins, aunts, uncles and grandparents all living together and sharing family roles
Reconstituted - when people who are divorced get remarried and create a family made of step-parents and step-siblings/children.
Single-parent - where one parent raises one or more children alone (the number of this type of family is increasing in Britain due to an increased rate of divorce)
Childless - when a married / cohabiting couple are either unable to or decide not to have children (same-sex couples are often a childless family)
Examples of roles and responsibilities in a family:
-Caring for children and other family members I.e. elderly relatives
-Manitaining the family home
-Earning money to support the family
Roles of men and women in a family
Both men and women aim to provide love, comfort, protection and support for each other and for any…