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 familyTraditions your family hasBe CREATIVE!
5 Values and Functions of Family How do families pass on values?Through exampleThrough talkingThrough religious trainingWhat 2 functions do families perform?Help meet each other’s basic needsPrepare children to live in society
6 Needs of Children In what ways do families meet the needs of children? Provide food, shelter, and clothingBasic needs for safety and healthIntellectual needsFamily is a child’s first teacherSocial and emotional needsHow to get along with othersHow to share and take turnsHow to work together toward a common goal
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 ParentDefinition: 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 caregivers62% increase since 1990single 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 lockthe # of babies born to unmarried women quadrupled! (500, million +)Examples?
12 Blended Families A single parent remarries Step Parent , Step brother or sistersExamples?
13 Extended FamiliesRelatives other than the parent or sibling that lives with them.Grandparents, aunt, uncle, cousinExamples?
14 Other Types of Families DivorcedFoster CareAdoptionMixed RaceLBGTExamples?
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 MovieWhat type(s) of family is represented?
17 Advantages vs. Disadvantages List advantages and disadvantages of each type of familyNuclearSingle ParentBlendedExtendedOther: Divorced, Foster Care, Adoption, Mixed Race, LBGT
20 Beginning Stage Early Married Years Living on own Works to establish home & familyEstablishing peer relationshipsDeveloping intimacy with spouseFinancially supporting themselvesLoyalty & commitment to relationshipImportant they feel as separate individuals from original families
21 Expanding Stage Discussing if they should have children Preparing for childbearing/labor/deliveryBrings couples togetherReflecting their own parenting stylesHow they want to raise their childNew 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 TASKFamily traditions establishedSchool-age yearsGender roles and expectations developedParents work to meet children’s changing needsHelp to develop independence
23 Teenage yearsStruggle INDEPENDENCE VS DEPENDANCEIdentity crisisParents adjust to child as young adultsTeens still need guidance & supportDiscuss social responsibility & ethics
24 Launching Stage Launching children from “nest” Children leave home to support themselvesParents help children adapt to their own life
25 Empty Nest Stage Reestablishing relationships with spouse Honeymoon vs. EmptinessAdjust to adult-adult conversations
26 Retirement Stage Generatively- giving of themselves Grandchildren & family enjoymentAdjust to retirementGreater time together with spouseDifficulty in switching roles
28 Other Trends 2 income families Bankruptcy Medical advancements RemarriagesBirth controlDeaths in familyAdvances in workMore experimenting with drugs/alcohol at younger age.Teenage pregnancyAddict parentsTraditionsUnemploymentChemotherapyBlended familiesInfertilityHomelessnessHome 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 activitiesWatch for clues that family members need a breakFocus on responsibilities and on activities that people enjoySchedule family mealsPlan aheadMaintain your sense of humor