Q OF THE DAY
Write about your favorite
What makes this tradition so great?
When does it occur?
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?
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:
FUNCTION OF THE FAMILY
Culture & Tradition
Mental & Emotional Health
Family members nurture and support one another.
They contribute to a sense of belonging and a feeling of security.
The Family provides food, clothing, and shelter to its members.
Family members also promote healthful behaviors and safety skills.
The family helps its members develop communication skills and the
ability to get along with others.
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
Blended Family: consists of a married couple and
their children from previous marriages (formed when
a single parent remarries).
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.
STRESSES ON THE FAMILY
Changes in Family Structure
Birth and Adoption
Separation and Divorce
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
CHANGES OCCURRING IN THE
How does this affect the family?
How can this cause stress in the family?
Why is this a new situation we are being face with?
What difficulties can this cause?
Why is this a new circumstance today?
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.
Usually set up as an example to the other
Treated more like an adult by his/her parents.
A high achiever.
Given and accepts more responsibility than the
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.
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
HOW TO STRENGTHEN FAMILY
“You are 100% responsible for 50% of the
Demonstrate care & love
Show support, especially during difficult times
Spend time together
Work together to solve problems
Be sensitive to others’ needs