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    historian can look to understanding the family structure of a society in a particular time. Understanding the power dynamics of the family can lead to the understanding of the society and eventually the history of a certain people. This could be no more than the case of the Romans. There has been much historical debate over which two family dynamics prevailed in Roman times. These two family dynamics were the extended family and the nuclear family. The extended family would include the many relatives of a family which were ruled by an elderly patriarch…

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    the formal definition of family even though we are all part of one but not one is the same? In every sense, family means something completely different to all of us; how we define family and whom we think of as family to each one of us. Family is formally defined as anyone who is related by blood but according to an old adage uttered by Johann Schiller “It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons.” For many people, whom I call lucky, have been blessed with a nuclear…

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    I have a very large extended family as I am the youngest of six children. My father also came from a family with five children and my mother came from a family with 8 children. Most of my extended family is in New Mexico. We are in general closer to my mother’s side of the family. My father’s side was more spread out and my paternal grandmother died when they were little as well as my paternal grandfather died before I was born so there was not that bond of seeing them at grandma’s house. I…

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    Across cultures, families can look like very different. Some have children who live at home with both parents, while one or both parents work outside of the home. Others have children live with grandparents, or other relatives. Some families even consist of a single parent who must take care of children while holding down a job. All of these types of families come from cultures with certain expectations that should be met. Even in this country, there are different family structures, and they…

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    immense support for his family both financially, from the hard work he has put in at his job, and through his good decision making skills. The commitment he has to his family is admirable. He has clearly taken on the role of the family provider and he fulfils this role very well. Trudi is caring and has a deep love for her family. This can be seen in her affect when other family members talk, she seems to feel the emotions the others as they are speaking. For instance, when someone…

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    Jordan (2011) applies relational-cultural theory to mother-daughter relationships, which argues that the mother-child relationship continually changes due to social context and time. Therapy can help children rework empathic failures and acute disconnections to question the absolute certainty of poor mothering (Jordan, 2011). I found several arguments in this chapter particularly applicable to my life: immigrant mothers tend to lose the support of a larger family network, and the lack of a…

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    When one thinks of high security men’s prison, oftentimes he/she does not picture hundreds of small children living alongside convicted felons and notorious criminals charged with theft, murder, contraband, and much more. In the impoverished country of Bolivia, this act provides a good solution for underprivileged families of such convicts, which in some cases might be the only solution. What may seem like an outrageously dangerous and unbelievably shocking operation to us as Americans, is an…

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    The term “family” and its definition is a commonly argued subject. A frequent way individuals define the family unit is any sexually expressive, parent-child, or other kin relationship in which related people form an economic or practical unit and care for any children or other dependents and consider their identity to be significantly attached to the group (Lamanna, et al. 4). Families offer a wide variety of benefits such as providing economic support and offering emotional security. There are…

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    Within our family we each take the part of several functional roles. For myself, the primary role is the parental role in which I provide my children with guidance, support, and expectations to raise them to the best of my ability. This role allows me to share my values and beliefs with my children, teach them responsibility, and model for them appropriate behaviors. Furthermore, the parental role requires me to be a scheduler, transporter, and a tutored for my children. Through this role I make…

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    individual family level. The families operate off of a nuclear system which means you are very close to your immediate family including parents and siblings, the extended family such as grandparents and cousins might live in a nearby village but not usually in the same one. The villages are within walking distance so it is easy to visit extended family members. Shostak mentions that most teenagers go to live with their grandparents at some point to experience living somewhere else and to meet…

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