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1 FAMILY (Types and Life Cycle)
Parent & Child

2 Free Write Take 10 minutes to write about your family.
Who is in your family? What do you like? What don’t you like/What bugs you? Tell me about them….

3 Your Family Draw a picture that represents your family. Be CREATIVE!
Be sure to include something that represents each family member (name, picture, word, etc.) Other ideas: Unique things about your family Traditions your family has Be CREATIVE!

4 What is a Family?

5 Values and Functions of Family
How do families pass on values? Through example Through talking Through religious training What 2 functions do families perform? Help meet each other’s basic needs Prepare children to live in society

6 Needs of Children In what ways do families meet the needs of children?
Provide food, shelter, and clothing Basic needs for safety and health Intellectual needs Family is a child’s first teacher Social and emotional needs How to get along with others How to share and take turns How to work together toward a common goal

7 Types of Families

8 Types of Families Nuclear Single Parent Blended Extended
Other: Divorced, Foster Care, Adoption, Mixed Race, LBGT

9 Nuclear Families Mother, Father, and at least 1 child
Two parents help to raise the child/children. Examples?

10 Single Parent Definition: Single-parent (also lone parent and sole parent) is a parent who cares for one or more children without the assistance of another parent in the home. 2 million fathers primary caregivers 62% increase since 1990 single mothers 3 million to 13.7 million

11 1 in 2 children will live single parent at some point of childhood
1 in 3 children born out of wed lock the # of babies born to unmarried women quadrupled! (500, million +) Examples?

12 Blended Families A single parent remarries
Step Parent , Step brother or sisters Examples?

13 Extended Families Relatives other than the parent or sibling that lives with them. Grandparents, aunt, uncle, cousin Examples?

14 Other Types of Families
Divorced Foster Care Adoption Mixed Race LBGT Examples?

15 How have families changed over the past 10 years? 30 years? 50 years?

16 TV Show/Movie Examples
List your favorite TV Show or Movie What type(s) of family is represented?

17 Advantages vs. Disadvantages
List advantages and disadvantages of each type of family Nuclear Single Parent Blended Extended Other: Divorced, Foster Care, Adoption, Mixed Race, LBGT

18 Family Life Cycle

19 Life Cycle Stages Beginning Stage Expanding Stage Developing Stage
Launching Stage Empty Nest Retirement Stage

20 Beginning Stage Early Married Years Living on own
Works to establish home & family Establishing peer relationships Developing intimacy with spouse Financially supporting themselves Loyalty & commitment to relationship Important they feel as separate individuals from original families

21 Expanding Stage Discussing if they should have children
Preparing for childbearing/labor/delivery Brings couples together Reflecting their own parenting styles How they want to raise their child New efforts of communications are established

22 Developing Stage Preschool years School-age years
Maintain relationships with spouse while establishing new roles and responsibilities of parenthood. NOT EASY TASK Family traditions established School-age years Gender roles and expectations developed Parents work to meet children’s changing needs Help to develop independence

23 Teenage years Struggle INDEPENDENCE VS DEPENDANCE Identity crisis Parents adjust to child as young adults Teens still need guidance & support Discuss social responsibility & ethics

24 Launching Stage Launching children from “nest”
Children leave home to support themselves Parents help children adapt to their own life

25 Empty Nest Stage Reestablishing relationships with spouse
Honeymoon vs. Emptiness Adjust to adult-adult conversations

26 Retirement Stage Generatively- giving of themselves
Grandchildren & family enjoyment Adjust to retirement Greater time together with spouse Difficulty in switching roles

27 Trends Affecting Families
Mobility Cultural Diversity Aging Population Economic Changes Workplace Change Technology

28 Other Trends 2 income families Bankruptcy Medical advancements
Remarriages Birth control Deaths in family Advances in work More experimenting with drugs/alcohol at younger age. Teenage pregnancy Addict parents Traditions Unemployment Chemotherapy Blended families Infertility Homelessness Home businesses

29 Managing Multiple Roles
Consider the relative importance of roles. Set your goals and base your decisions on them. Realize that there are always trade-offs. Improve your leadership and teamwork skills. Treat time as a valuable resource. Stay organized. Find ways to cope with stress. Share responsibilities.

30 Coping with Pressures on the Family
Steps to take to avoid the “frantic family syndrome”: Avoid scheduling too many activities Watch for clues that family members need a break Focus on responsibilities and on activities that people enjoy Schedule family meals Plan ahead Maintain your sense of humor

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