Family Assessment: Role And Assessment Of A Community Environment

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Family Assessment The community environment is a suburb of Saint Paul and is on the east side of the Twin Cities area. The housing development is located off a busy street that consists of a public High School, a grocery store, multiple fast food restaurants, a city park, and is one mile from a major highway system. The housing development includes over one hundred and fifty houses that are mostly brick, two story homes with vivid green grass, colorful flower gardens and filled with friendly, waving homeowners. The family’s home is located deep into the development, in a cul-de-sac with four other homes. The driveway is full with a basketball hoop, a Ford F150, a hula-hoop, jump rope and a pink Barbie tricycle. A small sized barking dog …show more content…
The mother stayed home with their daughter three days a week and worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant the other two days. The father, the breadwinner of the family, works five days a week and travels for business, therefore he is gone for on average two days a week, every week. On the weekends, the father tries to be with their daughter as much as possible and help the mother while he is home. The mother and father have a well-structured system to share roles and responsibilities while managing their careers. Outside of their careers, the family enjoys taking their daughter to dance, running and training for marathons, going to Mall of America and depending on the weather going to the beach, jumping in piles of leaves or …show more content…
According to the Census Bureau, about eight percent of families live with at least one other family member, usually a parent or grandparent. Of the eight percent, seventy-five percent say living with other family members raises tension and problems (Kreider, 2007). The interviewed family falls into this category having conflict regarding the grandparents parenting their child and overstepping their boundaries. It is recommended that the parents and grandparents have a conversation to find a balance and make an agreement in regards to parenting the daughter. It is important that they do not disagree in front of the child, which can be challenging when parents have the urge to correct the issue right away (Garey, 2014). The article, Conflict Over Parenting Styles states, “During a disagreement or conflicts, it is important to remember the concept of give and take”. The grandparents are allowing the family to live with them rent free, thus the parents should understand the grandparents urge to want to help their grandchild and teach her like they taught the

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