Family Life cycle. Today I will learn different aspects that make up a family. . What do you think of when you think of the word “FAMILY”. Create your own definition of “ family” in your notes. Types of Families. The Vanier Institute of the Family defines Family as….
Family Life cycle
Today I will learn different aspects that make up a family.
The family life cycle divides the family experiences into stages over the life span and describes changes in family structure and roles during each stage.
Stage 1: Married couples
Developmental Task: establishes their home prepares for child birth.
Stage 2: Childbearing families
(oldest child, birth-30 months)
Developmental task: adjusting to increased family size, caring for infant, providing a positive developmental environment.
Stage 3: Families with pre-school children (oldest child, 2 1/2-6years)Developmental task: Satisfying the needs and interests of pre school children. Coping with demands on energy and attention with less privacy at home.
Developmental task: Promoting education achievement and fitting in with the community of families with school aged children.
Developmental task: Allowing and helping children to become more independent, coping with their independence, developing new interests beyond childcare.
Developmental task: Releasing young adults and accepting new ways of relating to them; maintaining a supportive home base, adapting to new living circumstances.
Developmental task: Renewing and redefining the marriage relationship maintaining ties with children ad their families; preparing for retirement.
Developmental task: Adjusting to retirement, coping with the death of the married partner and life alone.
ie. How can you improve your family life cycle ?