Family• Warm-up: Page W3• Please create a definition of family. What is your family? What does a family do? Include all of that in your definition.
Family• What did you put as your definition?• 1. a. a basic social unit consisting of parents and their children, considered as a group, whether dwelling together or not: the traditional family.• b. a social unit consisting of one or more adults together with the children they care for: a single- parent family.• 2. the children of one person or one couple collectively• 3. the spouse and children of one person• 4. any group of persons closely related by blood, as parents, children, uncles, aunts, and cousins• 5. all those persons considered as descendants of a common progenitor.
Family Types- Singletons• 1 in 24 adults remain single throughout their life• 66% are women• Refers to people who have never married, or people who live alone after a spouse dies.
Family Types- POSSLQ’s• AKA Cohabitation• Person’s of the opposite sex sharing living quarters WITHOUT THE BENEFIT OF MARRIAGE.• Cohabitators have a 60% divorce rate.
Family Types- Couples with no children• Married couple with no children (no adopted, biological, step)• Cost to raise a child to 18 = 200,000• 1.86 kids per family with children in 2010, 3.6 in 1957• Could be because – Lifestyle – Work commitment – Fertility
Family Types- Nuclear Traditional• Two opposite sex parents with biological children to both. No step.• Average age for 1st marriage – 28.2 Men – 26.1 Women
Divorced Adults/Single Parents • Divorced adult= a couple that has• 60% of divorces have children decided to end their marriage in the family • Single-parent family= a parent who• 1 in 4 children live with one cares for without the assistance of parent another person in the home.• Single parent families has doubled in the past 20 years• About 50% of the children in divorced families report having not seen their father in the last year and only 1 of 6 see him once a week.
Grandparents as Caregivers• Refers to grandparent taking over the responsibilities of raising their grandchildren.• Grandparents returning to the role of parent
Boomerang Families• Grown children moving back in with their parents OR living longer with their parents
Grandparents Living with Family• Refers to grandparents that move in with their grown adult children and their families.• More instances of this happening, making adult children “sandwich generations”
Blended Families• A composite family structure by the convergence of two previously unrelated nuclear families, each of which have lost a mother or father through death/divorce• Step siblings• Many different types
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