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Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of different family types

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´╗┐Nuclear family-A couple and their dependent children, regarded as a basic social unit. Advantages of a nuclear family are: 1. A Stable Environment: Children raised in a family with the same parents during their growing years have a higher likelihood of having stability in their relationship and emotional bonding. 2. Behavioural Stability: With both the father and the mother, children get a better sense of what is acceptable and unacceptable. 3. A Sense of Consistency: When children grow up in a nuclear family, they get a sense consistency, especially when it also includes closeness with other members of the family such as grandparents. 4. Learning Skills: In a nuclear family, children usually get far more extensive training in life skills. ...read more.

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Disadvantages of a nuclear family are: 1. No care ? If the parents are working and children suffered from any small or big disease, then one needs to deal with it alone as they don?t have elders and other family members to take care of. 2. Problems to children ? If your child is small and needs special care, then you will always think that if you were in a joint family then this condition would never arise as you have other family members who can take care of the child and in the mean time, you can do your work. 3. Security and safety ?There are so many cases of robbery and murders and many of them are from nuclear family itself, as it is easier to grab someone who lives alone in a house or with less number of people. ...read more.

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Advantages of a reconstituted family: 1. More support- more siblings around you for further support 2. Develops tools in preparation of living with others for potential roommate situations in the future. 3. Creates a team environment 4. Physical and Emotional Support: reconstituted families usually have more physical and emotional resources with which they can reinforce the whole. 5. Responsibility and sharing: learns skills for future. 6. Security and safety- more people means less chance of being alone or the house being empty. Disadvantages of a reconstituted family: 1. Less money and new things as has to be shared between 2 joined families. 2. Learning skills- less extensive training in life skills as more children to teach and less time. 3. No one on one attention from parents 4. Unstable environment 5. No consistency ...read more.

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There are some interesting points raised here regarding the advantages and disadvantages of the nuclear & reconstituted family. Be careful not to make assumptions though (key to good work in H&SC). Recon. families may not necessarily mean a significant increase in the number of children in society. What is key is the idea of 2 different families coming together. More examples are needed to illustrate points. Careful proof reading is necessary to eliminate grammatical errors.

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