My Family: A Description Of A Family Of Origin

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The description of a family of origin states that the people that we grow up with, our caretakers and siblings. Become the first social group that a person belongs too. Our families become the ones that give us the experiences that influence our characteristics, beliefs and values. The dynamics of how we function as a family is broken down in several different theories in our text. While going through these theories I will relate them to my family of origin. My family fits the norm of a nuclear families. My family consists of my mother, father, younger sister and younger brother. In each of these theories I found information that related to my family in some aspect. Therefore, by providing insight to my family I will be able to apply the theoretical framework of how roles, rules and family systems theory to the broad view of my family. When reading our text book the first theory that I found relatable to my family was, roles theory. This theory discussed the roles each family member holds in the families function. This theory also has an effect on each persons communication level as well. In my family it was fairly easy to see what each persons role. Our roles haven’t change that much…show more content…
While reading in to the book further my father clearly fits the resource provider role. He worked a full-time job, finished his bachelors degree, remodeled houses and took care of his family all at the same time. I admire and respect all of the roles that my father has played in my life. The performances that are associated with my fathers role range from maintenance man, hot rod collector, grandpa all the way to counselor. He has protected, supported and loved my mother everyday. It is hard not to compare him with other potential dating options. His main qualities that make him a great resource provider have also been qualities that he passed on to his children. These are to be hard working, logical, strong and

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