Types of Families

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Types of families A family is a small social group of people related by ancestry or affection, who share common values and goals, who may live together in the same dwelling, and who may participate in the bearing and raising of children. They have a physical or emotional connection with each other that is ongoing.(soc101ch2) Extended families Is when most of your family lives together including grandparents, aunts, uncles, and kids. You may all share a house or have several houses next to each other. Some people find this as a good idea because the family is so close together. That there is always someone around to take care of the kids or to do chores around the house. I personally don’t like the idea of all my family living together or so close. I believe it would make functioning in society a little more complicated. For example, living with all of your family would put a strain on your social life. Having friends who don’t have the same views as you could see this as weird. Also having to take care of so many more people you might not have time for a social life and could potentially become a outcast. Nuclear families The most traditional type of family. Consists of a father, mother, and children all living together under a single roof. I believe this is the best way to raise a family. I think this style of family will find it easy to function within society. Mainly because it is the most accepted form of families and follows most of what society deems as normal. Gay or lesbian families These families consist of two partners of the same sex. This is a little untraditional but has been becoming more popular in recent years. I think that a lot of society still views this as being wrong. Also that people are not as accepting to this depending on their beliefs. Kids in these families might have a harder time socializing with peers. Other kids and their
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