Your relationships with family members influence your total health.
siblings nuclear family blended family extended family foster care role affirmation
The Family Unit There are many kinds of families, but all family members have certain responsibilities toward each other. Your relationships with your family are some of the most important relationships in your life.
The Family Unit Family members may be related to each other by birth, marriage, or adoption.
The Family Unit Healthy families help children and teens develop the values and skills to become successful members of society. avoid behaviors that may put their health at risk.
Types of Families When you think about families, you may picture your own parents or siblings. Siblings Your brothers and sisters
Types of Families To some people, the word family suggests a nuclear family. Nuclear family Two parents and one or more children living in the same place.
Types of Families Single-parent families are families with one parent caring for one or more children. A child may live with one parent after a divorce or the other parent’s death.
Types of Families Blended families form when a single parent remarries. The new couple may also decide to add to their blended family by having more children. Blended family A married couple and their children from previous marriages
Types of Families Some people live with extended family members like grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Extended family A family that includes additional relatives beyond parents and children
Types of Families Adoptive families consist of a parent or parents and one or more adopted children. Some families have both biological children and adopted children.
Types of Families Children may be live with foster families because of problems like abuse. Foster care the temporary placement of children in the homes of adults who are not related to them
Family Interactions Roles and Responsibilities of Parents or Guardians Meet the family’s basic needs. Establish rules and set limits. Teach the reasons for rules. Teach values and skills.
Family Interactions Roles and Responsibilities of Children and Teens Respect the authority of parents or guardians Take on more responsibilities, such as doing chores or caring for younger siblings.
Your Family and Your Health Your family members contribute to your health. Beyond that, being part of a healthy family can strengthen all three aspects of your health.
Your Family and Your Health Ultimately, healthy families are the foundation of a healthy society.
Promoting Physical Health Your family promotes your physical health by: providing for your basic physical needs. providing medical care. setting limits on behavior. teaching health skills.
Promoting Physical Health Your family promotes your mental and emotional health by: providing a safe environment for you to express and deal with your emotions. giving you love and support, helping to meet your need to feel that you belong. meeting your need to feel valued and recognized.
Promoting Mental and Emotional Health Family members can provide affirmation by celebrating each other’s achievements or showing appreciation for the ways you help out at home. Affirmation Positive feedback that helps others feel appreciated and supported
Promoting Social Health Your family promotes your social health by: teaching you how to communicate and get along with others. teaching you how to cooperate with others and how to resolve conflicts.
Values Parents promote social health by helping children develop core ethical values, including responsibility honesty respect Learning these values is a key to developing strong character.
Cultural Heritage Sharing culture and traditions enriches the lives of family members. It helps family members develop a sense of cultural identity and creates important social bonds that extend beyond the family.
After You Read Reviewing Facts and Vocabulary 1. What is a sibling? A sibling is a brother or sister.
After You Read Reviewing Facts and Vocabulary 2. Name three kinds of families. Any three: nuclear family, single-parent family, blended family, extended family, adoptive family, foster family
After You Read Reviewing Facts and Vocabulary 3. Identify four ways in which families promote the physical health of children and teens. Meeting basic physical needs including food, clothing, and shelter; providing medical care; setting limits on behaviors; teaching health skills