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Evelyn Duvall: Eight stages of family development

Eight stages of family development
STUDY
PLAY
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