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    It comes to no surprise that families have changed in many aspects from when our parents were growing up, to when we were growing up. For instance, growing up in the forties was far different than growing up in the seventies. There were different rules in families and different roles that each person in the family took. This essay will compare two generations of families: my mom’s family when she was of high school age and my family when I was of high school age. My mom was born to Martina…

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    My personal definition of family is simple, but yet complex. I believe that a person’s family is not limited to only the people that are related by blood, marriage, or legal adoption. Family also includes the people who are close enough to be considered a part of a person’s family. Those people could be roommates, best friends, pastors, teammates, etc., and be considered a part of a person’s family if that person is close enough to them. My family of origin consists of my mother, father, sister,…

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    Within my household, there are many different types of communication. As a whole, we do not do well communicating with each other. My dad would be classified as an aggressive communicator. My mom on the other hand, is entirely a passive communicator. She struggles to get across her emotions clearly. The combination of these two types of communication, is not always a good one. My parents’ relationship is strong and unwavering yet, their ability to communicate well is sometimes lacking. They…

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    gender should act and the norms people must follow. Each family shapes their gender ideologies based on customs, ethnicity and other customs the family follows. There are families who enforce the norms of how each gender should act and other families may believe genders are equal and do not believe each gender should have different roles. In my family, my parents followed the gender norms and each of us had to act according to our gender. My parents reinforced the gender norms and taught us that…

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    come. In my case, I am the product of Caucasian and Hispanic parents. So like many others in this country, I have a mixed background of cultures. My father is Caucasian…

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    My family cultural background is Hispanic. I will give a brief history on my parent’s childhood and how they strived to make my life a better experience than they had. I am saddened by the memories that have been shared with me, but if gave me a better understanding of why my parents did what they did during my childhood. Now as an adult I understand why my parents strived to give me experiences they never had that were both positive and nurtuing. Both my parents and I were born in the…

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    My Family Abuse Essay

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    My parents have been unhappily married for over twenty years. They were both born in the same pueblo in Mexico; they got married when my mother was sixteen and pregnant. My mother and father were both abused by their parents as a form of discipline and it was how they choose to discipline us. When my brothers were young they were abused by my parents but by the time I was born my father had stopped. My mother had not she would still abuse all of us whether it was a slap in the face or hitting me…

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    My Relation to the Family I have a relatively small immediate family. I grew up with two sets of grandparents, maternal and paternal. My paternal grandparents were Lou and Gladys Neitling. Lou was in the Air Force and as he aged his health declined. He and I had a wonderful and close relationship when I was a child, but he died at the age of 76 when I was in middle school. Lou would hide treasure maps and fake treasure for me to find and dig up; he enjoyed having his grandchildren around. Lou’s…

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    in common is the relevancy our family, biological relation, or not, has in shaping who we are as individual people. My family of origin has played a role in molding who I am today, and who I am working towards to becoming. I was born on the Fourth of July at Edwards Air Force Base, located in California. I define family as being my immediate family, plus a couple of others who have been just as big of a part of my life; When I was growing up my family consisted of my mom, dad, younger brother,…

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    In any family science textbook or dictionary I read, the definition of family changes. No single definition of family is universal. Every person has their own definition of what makes up a family. I also believe that the definition of family can change over time. Life events happen and people come and go from our lives. There are new additions that occur during a lifetime, whether it be births, adoptions, marriages or new close bonds to people you share history with. My definition of what makes…

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