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 ◦ 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 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 ◦ Several generations of one family live together sharing home and family activities ◦ More adult role models ◦ Sometimes temporary
CHILDLESS FAMILY Husband & Wife no children More time and financial resources for couple