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Family Dynamics Unit 1

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blended family
either or both spouses have been married before and have one or more children from a previous marriage
culture
everything about the way a group of people live
emotional development
a developmental process that refers to the ability to experience, express, and control emotions
extended family
several generations of a family
family
a group of persons joined by blood, marriage, adoption, or other bonds who are committed to each other and provide emotional support
family life cycle
series of stage through which an average family passes
foster family
provides children with substitute families while their parents are unable to care for them
intellectual development
a developmental process that refers to the growth of the brain and the use of mental skills
legal guardian
a person who has financial and legal responsibility for a child
moral development
developmental process that refers to the ability to know right from wrong
nuclear family
made up of a married couple and their biological or adoptive children
physical development
a developmental process that refers to the physical growth of a person's body, such as height, weight, and internal body systems
role
a way of acting to fulfill certain responsibilities in life, most often taught by family members
single-parent family
occurs as the result of divorce, separation, death, or having children outside of marriage
social development
a developmental process that refers to the way people relate to others around them