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  1. Goal 2:Analyze influences on family life to ensure healthy family relationships. Family Life

  2. Nuclear Family • husband • wife • child(ren)

  3. Single-Parent Family • one parent (mother or father) • child(ren)

  4. Blended Family • parent • step parent • child(ren)

  5. Extended Family • mother and father • children • aunts and uncles • cousins • grandparents • etc.

  6. Intergenerational • mother and/or father • child(ren) • grandmother and/or grandfather

  7. Activity • Create a poster that depicts 4 types of families. • nuclear, single, extended, intergenerational

  8. Family Roles and Expectations

  9. Meet Physical Needs • food, clothing, and shelter • health- nutritious food and healthcare • safety-set rules/teach responsibility

  10. Promote Intellectual Development • share knowledge • stimulate thinking • encourage creativity • remain actively involved • learn from each other

  11. Meet Emotional Needs • show love and acceptance • teach expression of emotions in a positive way • teach by example

  12. Encourage Social Skills • communication • cooperation • respect for others • teach by example

  13. Instill Moral Values • honesty/trustworthiness • respect/fairness • self-discipline • integrity • citizenship • responsibility/caring

  14. Teach Cultural Heritage • values • customs • beliefs • traditions

  15. Activity • Choose an expectation. • Create a comic strip that depicts the expectation. (shows how to do it/what it looks like)

  16. Social Issues that Affect Family life

  17. Smaller Families • 1800- the average family had 7 children • today the average family has 2

  18. Divorce and Remarriage • couples who get married under the age of 24 have a higher divorce rate • 50% of 1st marriages, 67% of 2nd marriages, and 74% of 3rd marriages end in divorce

  19. Single Parent Households • 33% of children live with a single- parent • 22.6% of children live in a single-mother household • 3.1% of children live in a single-father household

  20. Longer Life Spans • average life expectancy is 77.6 years old • many parents and grandchildren take care of grandparents

  21. Remarriage • 7.2% of children live with a parent and a step parent

  22. Family Crisis • social issues (drug/alcohol abuse, suicide, divorce, remarriage, family violence) • moving • changes in employment • health problems • financial problems

  23. Activity • Journal: Reflect on your family. What family issues have caused a family crisis in your life? What did you learn from the situation?

  24. Family Life Cycle

  25. Beginning Stage • 2 people marry • establish a home • learn to live together • build relationship • work out roles • set goals for the future

  26. Parenting Stage • become parents • focus on raising and caring for children • less time for activities as a couple

  27. Launching Stage • transition • children leave and become independent • parents relate to children as adults

  28. Middle-Age Stage • all children have left home • parents become a couple again • new hobbies, involved in the community, reassess careers • prepare for retirement

  29. Retirement Stage • retire • time for leisure activities • smaller home/retirement community • health and independence become major concern

  30. stages are typical but not universal • divorce and remarriage cause a repeat of some stages • adult children sometimes stay at home • some keep working instead of retiring.

  31. Activity • Draw a picture that depicts a stage of the family life cycle.

  32. Strengthening Families

  33. Respect • Accept and appreciate each other’s differences. • Follow the rules your family sets. • Give each other privacy. • Be considerate of each other’s feelings.

  34. Communication • develops closeness • Actively listen to each other. • Be sensitive to each other. • Make time for each other each day. • Stay connected through technology- email, cell phone, text, IM

  35. Trust • develops family closeness • count on for help and support • take care of and meet needs • two way street

  36. Emotional Support • positive words and actions • reassuring words and actions • hugs • help each other without being asked

  37. Sharing • work toward common goals • divide responsibilities • family traditions • spend TIME together

  38. Support System • extended family • neighbors and friends • community resources- church, Social Services, schools

  39. Activity • Choose 3 traits that strengthen families. • Write an 11 sentence paragraph that explains these traits.

  40. Topic Sentences • There are many traits that can strengthen families. • Strong families are built on a strong foundation.