2 OBJECTIVES CHAPTER 3 DESCRIBE THE FUNCTIONS OF THE FAMILY IDENTIFY DIFFERENT FAMILY STRUCTURESEVALUATE CHARACTERISTICS OF EACH STRUCTUREDEFINE ROLESDESCRIBE STAGES OF THE LIFE CYCLE
3 FUNCTIONS OF THE FAMILY PROVIDES PHYSICAL NEEDSNURTURES SOCIAL GROWTHMEETS EMOTIONAL NEEDSARE THERE OTHERS YOU WOULD ADD TO THE LIST?
4 FAMILY STRUCTURES NUCLEAR FAMILIES Husband, wife, with or without childrenTraditional nuclear familiesDual wage earner familiesDiscuss advantages and disadvantages
5 FAMILY STRUCTURES SINGLE PARENT FAMILIES A family headed by a single parentChoice, death, divorce, desertion, legal separationDiscuss advantages and disadvantages
6 FAMILY STRUCTURES BLENDED FAMILIES Occurs when single parents remarry Either or both spouses may have been married beforeOne or both may bring children into the relationshipDiscuss advantages and disadvantages
7 FAMILY STRUCTURES ADOPTIVE FAMILIES Children born to other parents What are reasons parents choose adoption>Why might birth parents choose to place a child for adoption?Discuss legal aspects
8 FAMILY STRUCTURES FOSTER FAMILIES Provides a child with substitute care, usually temporaryWhy are children placed in foster care?How are foster homes evaluated?Disadvantages, advantages….
9 FAMILY STRUCTURES EXTENDED FAMILIES Several generations of a family live together (remember the Walton's?)This was the norm in prior generationsWhat situations might lead to this structure today?How many of you live w/in driving distance of grandparents?Advantages, disadvantages…
10 ROLESA SET OF BEHAVIORS RELATED TO A CERTAIN FUNCTION YOU ASSUME IN LIFE.Most people perform several roles at the same time; give examplesHow do we learn roles?How have roles changed in the last 50 years? Give specific examples related to labor division in the home, careers, etc.
11 FAMILY LIFE CYCLE BEGINNING STAGE Establishment of the family unit when a couple marriesMust adjust to life with another personRoutines, roles are establishedLength of this stage varies
12 FAMILY LIFE CYCLE EXPANDING STAGE Begins when first child is expected Focus shifts to the needs of childrenNew rolesFinancial shiftBalancing work and family
13 FAMILY LIFE CYCLE DEVELOPING STAGE Family grows with the birth of additional childrenChildren start school/new challenges/friends, activitiesAdolescent children bring major challenges!Finances are stretched
14 FAMILY LIFE CYCLE LAUNCHING STAGE Children begin to leave home Challenge for parents and kidsHusband and wife must refocus on their marriageSome couples face the dual challenge of caring for aging parentsMust learn to view their children as adults
15 FAMILY LIFE CYCLE THE AGING STAGE Couple breaks away from work, full or partial retirementHealth issues may ariseHousing needs may changeGrand parentingDiscuss the guidelines given in your text. Would you add others?