Essay on My Family As A Family

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A Family in my opinion, is made up of a group of people with shared values and beliefs, who have decided to pursue a common goal to support and commit to one another. Most of my family values and beliefs come from the Bible. Even though my family has gone through a lot of turmoil’s, the word of God is like glue the binds the family together. Exploring my family functioning domain areas such roles, patterns of communication or interaction, parenting practices, strength or problem solving, economic insufficiencies and rules will help me to realize the degree in which these experiences might influence my practice as a Family Social Worker.
There is discrepancies between the roles in my family. My dad was considered the head of the family and he was the sole breadwinner and supported the family financially. I never saw my dad doing any of the household chores. Neither did I see my brothers in the kitchen or even in the laundry room. As a child, I knew there was gender inequality in my family. My mom raised all four of my siblings by herself. My mother, sister and I did all the domestic chores. My brothers were given the chance to go to school and worked at the same time. Most of them are mechanics and engineers but the females are teachers and nurses. My family considers engineering and mechanic as male’s job and nursing and teaching as female’s job. The gender role imbalance in my family and culture has energized me to fight for gender equality. Currently males and females go…

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