Family Dynamics

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When defining family, the U.S. Census Bureau defines it as "a family is a group of two or more people related by birth, marriage, or adoption, and residing together". Essentially, this definition pulls a broad pool of people together. In Jack's case, he considers his mother, father, two siblings, both of his grandfathers, his aunt, his wife, and almost newborn baby to be in his family. A household, on the other hand, is anyone that lives together in a particular space (U.S. Census Bureau, 2014). Jack explained that his household consists of himself and his wife. Soon, it was also consist of his newborn child. When looking closer into the family dynamic and the relationships between members, we found that Jack's family stemmed away from the traditional family set up. Traditional families are "married couples with children in which only the husband works" (Defining Family & Family Diversity, 2014, slide 6). In Jack's case, both of his parents worked. His mother worked as teacher and his father was an insurance agent. This shows a major difference in the traditional family style an...
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