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Social Studies ( Std: - IV)
Lession -1 – Family Relationships A family constitutes people who are related to each other and share an emotional bond and similar values. Family members can be related by birth, marriage, or adoption. . And your extended family includes people you are related to, such as grandparents, cousins, aunts & uncles, nephews, nieces etc.
Family – A family consists of married couple and their children both natural and adopted.
Family surname – Family members share a common residence and surname.
– The family members share the household chores. The sharing reduces the burden on any one family member and encourages responsibility.
– The children learn good behavior, moral values and skills by watching the members of the family. – The older family members automatically pass on values and family traditions to the younger generation.
Types of family – A nuclear family: An elementary family or conjugal family is a family group consisting of two parents and their children. – A Joint family : It consists of grandparents, father, mother, uncles , aunts and cousins. All are living nearby or in a same household.
Differences between Nuclear and Joint family. Nuclear Family Joint Family Least number of member. More responsibility Less responsibility Full care of members Love , care and moral support are seen. There is greater interaction among the parents and their children. Children learn cooperation and living in harmony with members in a family.
Conclusion – Nuclear or Joint families both have benefits or problems. They both have their own advantages and disadvantages. – It is a matter of personal choice and also depends on time and environments. – a newly married couple would prefer nuclear family but can move back with parents and siblings when become parents themselves.