Evelyn Duvall: Eight stages of family development

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Eight stages of family development

Stage 1: Adult is newly married, with no children

The person assumes the spousal role

Stage 2: First child is born

Role of parent is added.

Stage 3: Oldest child is between 2 and 6

Role of parent changes

Stage 4: Oldest child is in school

Parental role changes again

Stage 5: Oldest is an adolescent

Parental role changes again

Stage 6: Oldest child leaves home

Parental role involves helping child become independent

Stage 7: All children have left home

Sometimes called the post-parental stage

Stage 8: One or both spouses have retired

Worker role ends

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