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Types of Families Family Life Cycle. FAMILY . Consists of 2 or more people living in the same household. NUCLEAR. Married couple and their children Biological or adopted Adults partner to help with parenting and providing tasks. SINGLE PARENT. One parent & one or more children Result from

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family
FAMILY
  • Consists of 2 or more people living in the same household.
nuclear
NUCLEAR
  • Married couple and their children
    • Biological or adopted
  • Adults partner to help with parenting and providing tasks.
single parent
SINGLE PARENT
  • One parent & one or more children
  • Result from
    • Divorce, separation, death or unmarried
  • Most commonly headed by mother
  • Everything falls on parent; children may be given more responsibility than most
  • Fewer resources
blended family
BLENDED FAMILY
  • Consists of husband and wife, of whom one or both have been married before. Includes children from one or more previous marriages
  • Parents share responsibility
  • Children have more adult resources with added family
  • Adjustments of step-parent/children
extended family
EXTENDED FAMILY
  • Several generations of one family live together sharing home and family activities
  • More adult role models
  • Sometimes temporary
childless family
CHILDLESS FAMILY
  • Husband & Wife no children
  • More time and financial resources for couple
beginning
BEGINNING-
  • BEGINNING- Marriage, adjust as a couple
  • Separation from parents
  • Learn to work together and make decisions together
expanding
EXPANDING
  • EXPANDING- 1 or more children, adjust to being a parent
  • Less time for couple
parenting developing
PARENTING/DEVELOPING
  • focus on rearing from infant thru teenage years
  • Reorganize family around school-age children
  • Parents recognize individual needs of each child
  • Teens seeks independence
launching
LAUNCHING
  • LAUNCHING- help children move out
  • Children leave home for college, careers, & marriage
  • Parents start to relate to son/daughter as adults
empty nest
EMPTY NEST
  • empty nest, new interests, grandchildren
  • Children are all gone from home
  • Renewal of spousal relationships
  • Become grandparents
  • Prepare for retirement
retirement
RETIREMENT
  • RETIREMENT- enjoy leisure time, adjust to aging
  • Focus on friendships, new interests, and hobbies
scenarios
Scenarios
  • Your marriage is headed for divorce.
    • How would you settle property, child custody, divorce costs?
  • You are a single mother.
    • How will you cope emotionally and financially?
  • Elderly parents need to move in with you.
    • What conflicts and adjustments will arise?
  • You just remarried.
    • How will family discipline be handled? How will household chores be divided? What name do you expect the children to call you? Where should you live? How should you divide physical space?