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  Family - MSN Encarta
A third family unit is the single-parent family, in which children live with an unmarried, divorced, or widowed mother or father.
The purely religious nature of family ties was partly abandoned in favor of civil bonds after the Reformation, which began in the 1500s.
The only function of the family that continues to survive all change is the provision of affection and emotional support by and to all its members, particularly infants and young children.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761558266/Family.html   (1296 words)

 Family Ties: Extended Family
An extended family is two or more adults from different generations of a family, who share a household.
It consists of more than parents and children; it may be a family that includes parents, children, cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents, foster children etc. The extended family may live together for many reasons, help raise children, support for an ill relative, or help with financial problems.
Extended families can be found all over the world in different communities and countries.
www.edu.pe.ca /southernkings/familyextended.htm   (206 words)

 Gatherings.info - recipes, invitations and everything needed to plan a get-together
The connection between Americans with children in their household and their extended family is noteworthy – 96% feel that spending time with extended family members is one of the most important parts of their life, compared to 79% of those without children.
Extended families may be more diverse in households with kids than in those without.
Those who are not close to extended family members say they would like to spend more time with their extended family to bridge the gap.
www.gatherings.info /pressroom/release22.asp   (1117 words)

 The Value of the Extended Family in Raising Children
Extended families play an important part in at least three areas of parenting.
When these parents are attached to a strong extended family unit, childcare is rarely a problem.
Extended families also can give children a sense of depth and importance that a nuclear family cannot achieve.
www.gomestic.com /Family/The-Value-of-the-Extended-Family-in-Raising-Children.76906   (481 words)

 The Extended Family - Parenting IS Prevention - ONDCP
A review of the literature of the influence of extended family members shows that although parents are the most important adults in the lives of adolescents, nonparental adults may play important roles in the healthy development of young people.
Extended family members may be the most important nonparent adults for young adolescents, especially low-income adolescents of color.
Extended family members are the most common non-parent source of adult support for adolescents; strong relationships with nonfamily members may be correlates with strong relationships with parents (Scales and Gibbons, 1996).
www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov /publications/prevent/parenting/r_extended.html   (394 words)

 Multiple Generation / Extended Family Households
Technically, the difference is that an extended family includes any relatives other than the members of a nuclear family, while the multi-generational family refers to their generational relationship.
In 1999, 16.8 percent of Brazilian households are extended families – up from 11.2 in 1986 – and Colombia's extended family households rose from 18.8 percent in 1986 to 1999's 25.2 percent.
That's 65 percent of multigenerational family households in the U.S. So it's twice as common for a grandparent to be the householder, who brings younger generations in the home, than for adult children to bring parents into their home.
www.pobronson.com /factbook/pages/41.html   (1744 words)

 Extended Family
The purpose of Extended Family is to show prisoners’ families how to successfully adjust to a new way of life.
An Extended Family group is made up of people facing these challenges together, looking for solutions, and discovering services available in their community to help them through this season in their lives.
The Extended Family support system is available to anyone with a family member incarcerated in a county, state, or federal institution.
www.extendedfamilysupport.org   (544 words)

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The degree of involvement and the cohesiveness in the overall extended family structure determines to what degree the extended family is affected by and affects the adoptive family unit.
A common thread among the reactions of the extended family is that the mindset of adoption evolves in stages, and that preparations are important for the extended adoptive family as they prepare for the arrival of a new member.
The more the extended family members are aware of and accepting of their differences, the easier it is to "role with the flow", no matter how much it ebbs and tides.
www.wiadopt.org /FamilyResourceCenter/AdoptionArticles_R3.htm   (2371 words)

 Grandparenting:Holidays with Extended Family
The holiday season is often stressful for families trying to please all the relatives, making sure everyone is included.
If you don't invite the children's parent or another family member to holiday gatherings because of your own feelings, you may be punishing the children for something that is between two adults.
It is possible to extend kindness to someone with whom you disagree, especially if the situation is for the good of the children.
www.urbanext.uiuc.edu /grandparents/0502a.html   (295 words)

 Our Extended Family
Help family members to develop a greater appreciation and love for their extended family and to take steps to strengthen extended family relationships.
The extended family includes the grandparents and their children, the aunts and uncles, and their children, the cousins.
Use the conclusion of the family lesson to set goals to become closer to members of your extended family.
www.lightplanet.com /mormons/daily/fhe/extended_family.html   (1598 words)

 Extended Family, Inc. - Serving the Greater Denver Metro Area - Providing Quality Geriatric and Companion Care ...
Extended Family, Inc. is committed to relieve seniors and their families of the responsibility of managing the complexities of everyday living and also provide a safety net of support to avoid future problems.
It is our passion to offer a greater peace of mind for both the client and their family by providing seniors with the opportunity to live their life as they choose; we strive to maintain the client's dignity and respect their wishes.
Our MISSION is to ensure the highest quality of service by becoming an Extended Family support system for seniors and their families.
www.coseniorservices.com   (322 words)

 Daddy, Papa and Me: Extended Family Archives
Recent research is confirming that 'non-reproductive' elderly women (you know, your grandmothers, were essential in helping rearing and caring for families and that allowed (among other factors) explosive growth and success of Humans 30,000 years ago.
It just goes with my theory that a "family" is more just the parents and children (though of course that is intregal), but grandparents, uncles and aunts...
The family member has recently 'called Guy's family to repentence' concerning their 'acceptance' of his lifestyle and choices and has suggested that the way that we have to be dealt with is to 'walk away' from us.
www.lathefamily.org /family/extended_family   (585 words)

 Extended Family » LesbianFamily.org
The idea that lesbian families around the world are having and raising children had never occurred to her, as she had never heard of it or seen it.
I imagine that he heard the relative non-reaction of his family as something like silent judgment, and I imagine that he pulled away from his family defensively, because that was the reaction he was listening for.
We in the extended lesbian family family are well aware of the horror stories about custody battles with donors who’ve reversed their initial intentions to relinquish legal custody.
lesbianfamily.org /category/extended-family   (3226 words)

 03-033 (Extended Family Households)
While most current researchers on fl-white family differences had assumed the greater complexity among fl families was long-standing, these results suggest that interpretation is unlikely, said Frances K. Goldscheider, professor of sociology at Brown, who co-authored the study with Regina M. Bures of the University of Albany.
The higher level of family extension that typifies fl families is both relatively new and a trend that is not just limited to single-parent families.
This study found the high point for the percentage of extended families living together was in 1940, when 65 percent of unmarried adults lived in complex households.
www.brown.edu /Administration/News_Bureau/2003-04/03-033.html   (705 words)

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But taking in her niece and nephew meant extra expenses for Wright, and the family does not have enough money to meet its needs.
Many medical supplies for Waters are too expensive for the family, although they would make taking care of him easier.
Still, the stress of taking care of her family never eases up on Wright.
www.jacksonville.com /tu-online/stories/112506/met_6446869.shtml   (952 words)

  SHM Extended Family
The SHM Extended Family embraces all who identify with the spirit of the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary and who want to share in the life-giving mission of Jesus Christ.
The SHM Extended Family is taking many shapes and forms, reflecting the diversity of interests and gifts in the different parts of the world where the RSHM provinces are located.
The Sacred Heart of Mary Extended Family was introduced at the Eastern American Province celebration on November 14, 2004.
www.rshm.org /share2/extended.htm   (869 words)

 Family therapy   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Family therapy is a form of psychotherapy that involves all the members of a nuclear or extended family.
families that are unstable or on the verge of breakup.
Family therapy tends to be short-term treatment, usually several months in length, with a focus on resolving specific problems such as eating disorders, difficulties with school, or adjustments to bereavement or geographical relocation.
www.healthatoz.com /healthatoz/Atoz/ency/family_therapy.jsp   (1717 words)

 SUSRIS - The Role of the Extended Family in Saudi Arabia
Within the extended family, traditional respect for age, gender roles of men outside the home as providers and women in the dominant role inside the home are changing but still intact.
The extended family is the single most important unit of Saudi society, playing a pivotal role not only in Saudi social life, but economic and political life as well.
Ironically, however, the extended family, as the basic structural unit in the traditional society, is the source of these traditional practices; and it is inconceivable that a Saudi woman would seek to liberate herself from the institution, i.e.
www.saudi-american-forum.org /articles/2003/030310p-saudi-family.html   (1642 words)

 The Japanese Family System   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Noble families, and families of the warrior class, placed great value and importance on their ancestors.
This kind of branch family was often in an economically subordinate position: perhaps a family of farm workers who depended on the stem "family" for land and tools.
Another difficulty in achieving the ideal extended family was conflict between the eldest son inheriting the family headship and the need to have an able person as head of the family.
hkuhist2.hku.hk /nakasendo/family.htm   (810 words)

She is in charge of cooking, sewing, family, and managing the workers for the family.
This is because the family and friends of the person who has passed away put on an extravagant funeral in the person’s honor.
The sacrificial offerings that families make to their ancestors are believed to nourish the souls of the respected relatives.
www.ri.net /schools/East_Greenwich/Cole/vietnamfamily.html   (695 words)

 Family Life
Membership in an Extended Family allows people to experience in a small group the radical inclusivity of Christianity, the "body of Christ," expressed by Paul to the Corinthians (1 Corinthians 12:20-26).
Extended Families are not primarily a social group although they hold many social activities and value recreation.
For people and families who would like to be included into the Extended Family community there will be an informational gathering in the Thornhill Room (child care will be provided).
www.mpcfamily.org /famlife.html   (513 words)

 Turkey - The Extended Family
Although a majority of households in Turkey are nuclear family units, the larger extended family continues to play an important social role in the lives of most individuals.
Within the extended family, a new bride tends to be under the critical surveillance of her husband's relatives, especially his mother.
The status of a wife changes as she matures because within all extended families, whether traditional or modern, considerable respect is accorded to age.
countrystudies.us /turkey/47.htm   (872 words)

 Extended Family
An Extended Family group is made up of people facing these challenges together, looking for solutions, and discovering services available in their community to help them through this season in their lives.
The Extended Family support system is available to anyone with a family member incarcerated in a county, state, or federal institution.
Extended Family does not distribute funds, give marital or legal advice, or act as a personal counselor.
extendedfamilysupport.org /index.html   (545 words)

 "Family Structure of Filipino in the Philippines"
Thus, for example, names may be inherited through the male line or both the father's and mother's family name; it is not unusual for the mother's maiden name to be given as a child's middle name.
The extended family is, in effect, the basic unit of Philippine society.
Unfortunately, for increasing numbers of Filipino-Americans, the role of extended family in the Philippines has become that of caregivers for problem adolescents who are sent back "home" to live with them.
www.livinginthephilippines.com /philculture/family.html   (1436 words)

 Howstuffworks "The Extended Family"
Modern extended families can be quite different from extended families of years past.
While it's true that today's extended family is often spread out across the country, and children may be walking -- or even driving -- before they meet some of the extended family members, most families still have some extended family nearby.
Geographical isolation is far more common among upper-middle- class families, who move for occupational opportunity, than it is among middle- and lower-class families, who tend to move to cities where they already have relatives.
health.howstuffworks.com /understanding-family-structures-and-dynamics-ga2.htm   (569 words)

 Fostering Relationships Outside the Immediate Family
Including the extended family and other close friends in your toddler’s life is one of the best gifts you can give.
Between the two of them, they can generally meet most of their child’s needs, but allowing close family and friends to help ensures that additional needs will be met as well.
Extended family -- grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins -- are invaluable.
www.epregnancy.com /Parenting/Fostering-Relationships-Outside-the-Immediate-Family.aspx   (666 words)

 Extended Family Services Personal Living Assistance,  Non-Medical Services - Maryville and Knoxville TN
Extended Family Services, is a non-medical home care and personal living assistance service designed to be available for families and individuals in time of need.
We provide caregivers to help families through all types of situations where an "Extended Family Member" could provide needed assistance.
Extended Family Services is a non-medical home care service that offers personal living assistance including sitting, personal care living assistance, companionship services, driver services, errand services, sitter services, activity assistance, home making, household, homemaking, medical and surgical recovery assistance.
www.extendedfamilyservices.com /index.htm   (179 words)

 The Importance of Keeping Extended Families Together - Associated Content
Families rarely live in the same city, thus family dinners are no more, and annual reunions are a thing of the past.
With the influx of people relocating to different parts of the country, and the passing of older ones, who were the nucleus of some families, many realize that family closeness is fading.
Family reunions are the perfect way to keep families connected.
www.associatedcontent.com /article/12045/the_importance_of_keeping_extended.html   (634 words)

 BBC - Parenting - Family matters - Extended stepfamily
If at all possible, a one-off or occasional family event where parents, step-parents and children all gather together can help children to see that you're all working as a team.
Don't worry about confusing children with lots of other family members - most children just want to be loved and for everyone to get on with each other.
It allows everyone to be equal and to be respected for who they are as an individual rather than for their place in a family.
www.bbc.co.uk /parenting/family_matters/step_extendedfamily.shtml   (460 words)

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