Presentation on theme: "Families Families come in many forms: Each form has advantages and disadvantages or concerns, the following are just a few."— Presentation transcript:
Families Families come in many forms: Each form has advantages and disadvantages or concerns, the following are just a few
Nuclear Includes a mother, father, and one or more children
Advantages of Nuclear Family Two parents to share in the childrearing and household chores There are Male and Females role models for the children to learn from
Disadvantages of Nuclear Parents need to agree on the childrearing and disciplining of the children
Single-Parent Family Includes one parent and one or more children Most single-parent homes are led by mothers But Single-parent homes led by fathers is a growing structure in our country
Advantages of Single-Parent Families Parents can be independent of other adults Do not have to agree with anyone on child rearing
Disadvantages of Single-Parent Families Only one parent to be responsible for child rearing and household chores Only one sex role model for the children One income household
Extended Family Includes relatives in addition to mother, father, and children; for example, grandparents or aunts and uncles
Advantages of an Extended Family More adults to share with the childrearing and household chores More adult role models More financial support to the household
Disadvantages of the Extended Family Living space may have to be shared by the family members, such as bedrooms Members of different generations may not agree on childrearing
Blended Family Includes parents with children from former marriages and relationships
Advantages of Blended Families Two parents to share with the childrearing and household chores There are a Male and Female role model for the children
Disadvantages of the Blended Family Family must adjust to new family rules and expectations Member may have to share space
Adoptive Family Includes at least one child who is not the biological child of the parents but who is legally adopted
Advantages of Adoption Provides a home for a child who needs parents and a child for adults who want them
Disadvantages or Concerns of Adoption It is a legal process that may take a lot of time and money Child may have physical or emotional problems
Foster Family Includes at least one child that is not the biological child of the parents but is cared for by the family for a period of time
Advantages Provides a home for a child
Disadvantages or Concerns Child may have physical or emotional problems It is a temporary arrangement and members may become attached to each other
Childless Family A couple without children
Advantages Freedom of lifestyle Free to travel and have demanding careers
Disadvantages May be lonely and need care in their aging years No one to carry on the family name or inheritance
Single Family Adults that live alone or with roommates
Advantages Free to have lifestyle of their choosing
Disadvantages of Single Living May need assistance in the aging years May be lonely
The Family Life cycle A family goes through a series of six stages called the family life cycle.
Beginning Stage A couple comes together to establish and home and marriage relationship.
Expanding Stage The couple has a child and adjusts to parenthood.
Developing Stage As children grow parents work to meet their needs.
Launching Stage Children leave home to support themselves.
Empty Nest All children have left the home and couple prepares for retirement.
Retirement The couple stops full time employment and adjusts to having more free time.
Functions of a Healthy Family Things a healthy family system provides for each member
Provisional Parents provide children with basic needs such as food, clothing and shelter
Socialization Teaching children to conform to social standards
Recreational Families involve children in activities for fun and self-development
Therapeutic Families listen to problems and give emotional support
Kinship Families give a child a sense of belonging, expressing ethnic and religious traditions
Concerns Facing Families Today Each family is faced with special challenges and concerns in today’s society, these are just a few:
Latch Key Children School age children left alone for a short period of time after school until parents get home from work
Latchkey Children Should know how to answer the door and phone safely Should be able to prepare a simple snack, not using the stove Should have a relative or neighbor close by if emergency would occur, or child feels unsafe