Family : A Family, Single Parent Family Essay

1424 Words Aug 24th, 2015 6 Pages
Family can be defined in several different ways. The definition changes from person to person due to their own life experiences that led them to define family in such a way. According to (Halter & Varcarolis, 2013) a family is defined in way relationships are mutual and there is a commitment with each other. Over time society has changed and adopted new concepts of the word family because it has become more and more complex due to the untraditional family structures. The best way to describe what family means to me is there is always someone to count on, trust, and provide safety. No matter the circumstance I always can count on those three. The National Health Interview Survey (Blackwell, 2010) recognizes there are seven different types of families with children that live in the United States. Growing up my family identifies with three different types: The Nuclear family, Single-parent family, and the Extended family. No matter the change in which “type” of family I identified with, I was always apart of a family. That is the perpetual gift of family, “adaptable in the face of change and stress” (Halter & Varcarolis, 2013, p. 620). (Dictionary.com) Defines family as “a basic social unit consisting of parents and their children, considered as a group, whether dwelling together or not” My genogram is tightly put together with every family member connected closely to each other. We may have an individual struggle, but the bond throughout the family is strong.
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