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1

What is a family?

A group of two or more people linked by blood, marriage, adoption of cohabitation.

2

What is a nuclear family?

Parents and their children. A family containing a heterosexual couple (man and woman) who are either married or unmarried and have children that live with them.

3

What is a Beanpole family?

A multi generational extended family with few children born every year, but people living longer. E.g. Great grandma, grandma, mum, child.

4

What is an extended family?

Parents and children plus members of the wider family. E.g. Uncles, aunts, cousins.

5

What is a reconstituted family?

A family in which one or both partners have children from a previous relationship.

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What is a same-sex family?

A family with parents of the same sex e.g. Two women who have a child or two men who have a child.

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What is a lone-parent family?

A family with a single mother or father due to divorce, separation or death.