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FAMILY

FAMILY, TYPES OF FAMILIES, IMPORTANCE OF HAVING A FAMILY

FAMILY FAMILY, TYPES OF FAMILIES, IMPORTANCE OF HAVING A FAMILY JAVIER ALFREDO GONZÁLEZ REYES TEACHER: TOMAS

JAVIER ALFREDO GONZÁLEZ REYES

TEACHER: TOMAS ROJEL ORTIZ

FAMILY FAMILY, TYPES OF FAMILIES, IMPORTANCE OF HAVING A FAMILY JAVIER ALFREDO GONZÁLEZ REYES TEACHER: TOMAS

Reynosa, Tamaulipas.

January 19 th , 2015

FAMILY

¿What is a family?

We don’t often talk about this topic, because we don’t need to define something that everybody knows. If we take a look at the internet we are going to find different meanings of this, for example: “In context of human society a family means a group of individuals who share a legal or genetic bond”; but in a short description I define a family as a group of people who respect, help and care each other, and the most important thing: love and support each other.

In a family there are members of the immediate family or members of extended family. The immediate family include a spouse, parent, brother, sister, son and/or daughter, and the extended family may include grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, nieces and/or siblings-in-law. This is not too important to mention but is the way that it is known by everybody.

There are different types of families, and all of them include all about the last definition. One of them is a couple, this is a relationship based between two people who are married. Couples can be gay or straight, and their dependants or children may also be members of the couple family if they all reside in the same household. And a de facto partnership is a couple that live together; and are not married.

I have read in newspapers and also I have seen in the TV that gay people are not good relationships to have children (by adopting) because that children are going to have problems at school and all that kind of things, and this kind of relations also may prejudice in the preferences of the same children.

In my personal opinion I agree in the way that they say that the children of this kind of relations are going to have problems at school, but I am not agree in the way that just because the “parents” are gay, the son/daughter has to be gay too. The education is very important, and that’s why the places that helps to the people adopting have to investigate very well how is the family that pretends to adopt the children.

An example of this (not talking about adoption, but about being in a gay family) could be Ricky Martin, he has two little boys, and he loves them. This is a good example for gay relationships.

Sometimes adopting is a good option for this children, because they prefer to have a family, I think they don’t care if the couple is gay or straight, they want to have a family, they are going to be better in a family that give them love and that protects them.

On the other hand, there are the lone parent families, this is based on a person who is not in a couple but forms a parent child relationship, it could be a mother and a son or daughter, or a father and a son or daughter, there must be at least two people to form a family, this families can’t exist without children.

This topic is so important, because sometimes people think that just the women can have children, but the men too. An example of this could be a straight relationship that has two children, and then they have problems and they get divorced, obviously they are going to see who of them will have the custody of the children. Supposing that the fault is of her, because she is alcoholic or something similar, he has to have the custody, not her. Anyway, this is just an example.

The others kind of families are the ones that are blended, it means that is a family where one parent has children from a previous relationship that are not genetically related to the other parent. The example of this is a movie called “blended” where the actors are two adult persons, a men and a woman that have children but they don’t have a couple, and in a travel they meet each other, so they decide to marry and at the end they form a blended family.

What is not a family?

Divorced or separated parents who live alone, but have children who usually live elsewhere, are not considered to be in a family.

People who live by themselves in one house while their parents live in a different house are treated the same way. Even though they are part of a family, unless they live in the same household they don't form a family for the purpose of these statistics.

People who aren't related and living in the same household, such as students sharing a flat, aren't considered to be a family unless one of the members of the household is under 15. In such cases, children under 15 are considered to be financially dependent, and so, if they aren't living with their parent or guardian, they form a child dependency relationship with the oldest member of a household (the family head), thereby forming a lone parent family.

Furthermore, if a child under the age of 15 has a child or a partner/spouse of their own, then that relationship is not recorded.

In conclusion, I think that a family is so much more than a group of individuals

who share a legal or genetic bond, is so much more than living in the same

house, and is so much more than having the custody people that share that feeling called “LOVE”.

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