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In this essay I will discuss the roles of the family and talk a bit about how my family was brought up in their old society.

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In this essay I will discuss the roles of the family and talk a bit about how my family was brought up in their old society. I will also discuss differences from our society now and the society we used to live in. I will then discuss what families are they're for, what they help you out with and how they support you and also I will talk about different terms of the family. The roles of the family are: The Mother- Cares for the children and the house. The Father- Goes and earn money for the family. The children- To learn from the parents and to take care of them in their old age as the parents did the children. ...read more.

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My Grand parents were not allowed to live together before they were married as it was against the law and they were not allowed Pre-marital sex. They were married in a church as they are Christians, at the ages of 21 (My Nan) and 23 (My Granddad). They adopted my Dad at the ages of 24 (My Nan) and 26 (My Granddad) and had a nuclear family. They are still happily married. My parents were quite different as they had pre-marital sex as it is not illegal anymore, they also co-habited and were married in a registry office and at the age of 26 my Mum had my sister. They then lived as a nuclear family and then at the age of 30 my Mum had me. ...read more.

Conclusion

Divorce is when two people fall out of love with each other and decide to separate. Co-habitation is when a man and a woman are living together without being married. Re-marriage is when a man or a woman are divorced (separated) from their wife or husband and married to a new partner after their previous marriage. A nuclear family is a Mother a father and any children living together as a unit. An extended family is a nuclear family including Grand parents Uncles And Aunties living as a unit or living close or being in contact with a lot. One parent family is when only one parent is bringing up the kids. Reconstituted family is where two sets of children become one family when their divorced parents marry each other. ...read more.

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