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JSS 1 Home Economics (1st, 2nd & 3rd Term) Home Economics

THE FAMILY

A family is a group of persons who live together as one and are united by ties of marriage, blood or adoption. Family members are each other kin.

TYPES OF FAMILY

THE NUCLEAR FAMILY: This is made up of a man, his wife and their children. It is also sometimes called a monogamous family because it arises from one man and one wife only.

POLYGAMOUS FAMILY: This is made up of a man, his wife and their several children. In a polygamous family, a man is legally married to more than one wife.

EXTENDED FAMILY: This type of family is made up of a husband, his wife or wives, their children and other relations like uncles, aunts, cousins, grandparents etc.

FAMILY TREE

In the different types of families, members relate to each other in special ways. This relationship can be called a kinship pattern. A family tree is a graph or diagram that shows the kinship pattern of a family. It shows how family members are related to each other.

FAMILY RELATIONSHIP OR KINSHIP PATTERNS

TITTLE                                                   RELATIONSHIP

Parents                                                      Father and Mother

Siblings                                                     Brothers and Sisters

Grandparents                                          Parent’s parents

Great- grand- parents                                Grandparents of parents

Uncle’s                                                       Father’s or Mother’s brothers

Aunts                                                        Father’s or Mother’s sisters

Nephews                                                   Brother or Sister’s sons

Nieces                                                       Brother’s or Sister’s daughter

First cousin’s                                              Uncle’s or Aunt’s children

Grandchildren                                          A person’s children’s children

Great- grand-children                              A person’s grandchildren’s children

Evaluation:

  1. What is family?
  2.  differentiate between monogamous and polygamous family

Assignment:

Draw the family tree of your extended family

See also:

BASIC PATTERN DRAFTING TECHNIQUES & FASHION DESIGNING

SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES (STDS) AND HIV/AIDS

ADOLESCENCE AND SEXUALITY

HYGIENE AND PUBERTY

FAMILY CONFLICTS AND CRISIS

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