Analyzing the Work of the Family


Questions to to keep at the front of your mind as you read and interact with the topic of family.

  1. What is the work of the family?
  2. How does the family systems impact society?
  3. What would happen if family members roles change?
  4. How would you identify the significance of the family?

Functions of the Family

The purpose of the family is to socialize children, meet family members physical needs, nurture personality growth and provide close relationships to help meet emotional needs.  Our families also affect our statues and our roles in society .  

Family Life Cycle

The family life cycle  helps explain how the function of the family changes as the members of the family mature emotionally and intellectually.   This is a timeline of stages that begin in childhood and continue on until death.  Each stage of the family life cycle has new challenges and problems to work through but each of these life events helps develop the family member into who they are.  The skills family members learn in each stage of the family life cycle helps prepare us for the next stage/season of life.    Life crisis such as illnesses, financial issues and death of people who are close to us can affect how we pass through each stage of the family life cycle.  

Example of how the family socializes their members.

Parenting Styles

Learn about the different parenting styles by clicking on the button below.  Once you have learned about the different parenting styles evaluate which style or styles you would want or need to use if you were a parent.  Would your parenting style change as your family progressed through the family life cycle?

Would you like you to know more about Parenting Styles? If so, please check out the Symbaloo for links to help you explore and learn more about parenting styles.

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Conclusion

The questions that you were asked to keep at the front of your mind as you read and interact with the topic of family now need to be answered.  Please use a complete response to answer the following 6 questions.  

  1. What is the work of the family?
  2. How does the family systems impact society?
  3. What would happen if family members roles change?
  4. How would you identify the significance of the family?
  5. Can you formulate a theory for your future family? Explain how this would look.
  6. What theory have you developed about your future parenting? Explain.