For our first family, we are born into it – we had no choice in that. However, when we are grown we get to select our mate and decide what type of a family we will create.
Taking into account all that all you have learned in this course, how broadly can family be defined and how does that differ from you own understanding of family? How does the diversity of family forms, goals, cultures and types, as discussed in this course, relate to your concept of family?
To answer this, you should consider how different cultures and communities in this country, and across the world define family, and the roles and expectations of family members.
How are these diverse definitions, roles and expectations different and/or similar across the world and in different cultures and communities?
Finally, say how you would interact with people who are in a family structure that challenges your own understanding of family, roles with in the family, and expectations.
For all responses now, you are required to turn in a paper in APA format with examples to support your points. This paper should include a reference page with a minimum of 2 academic sources.
- Wood, J.T. (2020). Interpersonal communication: Everyday encounters (9th Ed.). Cengage International. Chapter 12
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