Meaning and Types of Family
Meaning of Family
The family is the smallest unit of the larger society, community, state, or nation. It begins when a man comes of age and marries a woman, and they have children from the relationship. Simply put, a family is a group of people who related to each other by blood or adoption and live together in a home. It consists of the father, mother and the children.
The family is the base, the root, the foundation and take-off point of any society. The unity, peace, well being and development of any society are closely linked with the success or otherwise of different families in the community. The family is the starting point where individual members are brought up educationally, morally, socially, culturally and in other ways towards becoming useful members of the family and society.
Types of Family
Recognition of Family Members
Members of every family are related and have ways of recognizing each other. This follows the pattern of human relationships that emerge from marriages and having children and grandchildren.
The following are the terms or names of our extended family members