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Family Relationships

  1. 1. HEALTHY FAMILYRELATIONSHIPS!!!
  2. 2. JOURNALWrite about your favorite family tradition. What makes this tradition so great? When does it occur? Who participates?
  3. 3. FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS HEALTHY FAMILIES ARE THEFOUNDATION OF A HEALTHY SOCIETY.
  4. 4. WHAT IS A FAMILY? FAMILY: The basic unit of society What does family mean to you? Why is it be important to establish healthy families?  Promoting healthy families contributes to a healthy society! How can we promote healthy families?
  5. 5. A HEALTHY FAMILY Members freely express mutual love & respect Members communicate effectively with one another Members provide support, protection, & encouragement to each other Members actively practice the 3 C’s of relationships:  Communication  Cooperation  Compromise
  6. 6. FUNCTION OF THE FAMILY Culture & Tradition Emotional Needs Physical Needs Social Needs
  7. 7. HEALTH TRIANGLE Mental/Emotional HealthSocial Health Physical Health
  8. 8. HEALTH TRIANGLE Mental & Emotional Health  Family members nurture and support one another.  They contribute to a sense of belonging and a feeling of security. Physical Health  The Family provides food, clothing, and shelter to its members.  Family members also promote healthful behaviors and safety skills. Social Health  The family helps its members develop communication skills and the ability to get along with others.
  9. 9. TYPES OF FAMILIES Nuclear Family: two parents and one or more children living in the same place . Single Parent Family: one parent caring for one or more children. Blended Family: consists of a married couple and their children from previous marriages (formed when a single parent remarries).
  10. 10. TYPES OF FAMILIES Extended Family: a family that includes additional relatives beyond parents and children. Adoptive Family: consist of a parent or parents and one or more adopted children. Can have both adopted and biological children. Foster Family: the temporary placement of children in the homes of adults who are not related to them.
  11. 11. STRESSES ON THE FAMILY Changes in Family Structure  Birth and Adoption  Separation and Divorce  Remarriage  Death of a family member Changes in Family Circumstances  Moving to a new home  Changes in the family’s financial situation  Illness and disability  Alcohol or other drug abuse
  12. 12. CHANGES OCCURRING IN THE FAMILY TODAY Dual Income  How does this affect the family? Blended Families  How can this cause stress in the family?  Why is this a new situation we are being face with? Single Parents  What difficulties can this cause?  Why is this a new circumstance today?
  13. 13. BIRTH ORDER Birth order: The order in which children are born into a family influences the development of the children. Each group is to list the advantages and disadvantages of their birth order on the butcher paper. Each group will present their findings.
  14. 14. OLDEST CHILD Usually set up as an example to the other children. Treated more like an adult by his/her parents. A high achiever. Given and accepts more responsibility than the other children. Usually college-bound. Independent. Affectionate.
  15. 15. MIDDLE CHILDMay work extra-hard to get recognition.Is usually a peacemaker.Is somewhat average in schoolwork, but is an all-around good student.Is usually a calm, even-tempered adult.
  16. 16. YOUNGEST CHILD Gets a lot of attention, along with a lot of bossing. May be spoiled. Usually matures quickly. May be undisciplined and irresponsible. Is easy-going about school. Likes to associate with someone who takes charge of situations.
  17. 17. HOW TO STRENGTHEN FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS…MAKE DEPOSITES!!!!! “You are 100% responsible for 50% of the relationship!!” Demonstrate care & love Show support, especially during difficult times Demonstrate trust Express commitment Be responsible Spend time together Respect individuality Work together to solve problems Be sensitive to others’ needs

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