Relationship is the way two people or groups behave towards each other, or the tie, degree of kinship or intimacy, affinity in an affair. Relationship develops when people live, play, do things together or worship together.
Meaning of Family
A family is a group of people who are related by blood or by marriage. Families are the origin of human communities. Some members of a family include father, mother, children, relatives, grandparents and in-laws.
Types of Family
There are two different types of family e.g. nuclear, extended, paternal and maternal family. The two major types of family are:
The Nuclear Family
This is made up of husband, and children, including adopted children and wards. The nuclear family is also called the natural or restricted family.
Extended family is made up of husband, wife, children, brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts, cousins, etc. It is also made up of the relatives of the parents in the nuclear family.
Other Types of Family are:
In this type of family, the family lineage is traced through the father’s side.
The family lineage is traced through the mother’s side.
Recognition of Family Members
Parents’ parents – Grandparents
Father and mother – Parents
Father’s and mother’s brothers – Uncles
Father’s and mother’s sisters – Aunts
Brother’s or Sister’s sons – Nephews
Brother’s or Sister’s daughters – Nieces
Uncle’s or Aunt’s children – First cousins
First cousins’ children – Second cousins
- Define relationship.
- What is a family?
- List and explain the types of family.
- What do you understand by extended family?
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