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CHAPTER 1:

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Key to understand

GOOD COMMUNICATION IS
AN IMPORTANT TOOL TO
MAINTAIN GOOD
RELATIONSHIPS AMONG
MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY

FAMIILY
Is the basic or the most fundamental
unit in any society. Sociologists and
anthropologists define the family as a
group of people who are united by ties
of marriage, ancestry or adoption.

FAMILY RELATIONSHIP
means relatedness or connection by
blood or
Marriage.
FACTORS THAT AFFECT THE QUALITY OF
A FAMILY RELATIONSHIP
1.Family Memories
2.Family Communication
3.Family Values

COMMUNICATION
Is the process of sharing information,
thoughts,
ideas, or feeling. It happens whenever
you use
words, sounds, gestures, or body
movements to
interact with other member of the
family.

IMPORTANCE OF FAMILY
RELATIONSHIPS
1. Provide love, protection, and
guidance.
2. Help to build your confidence and
self-esteem.
3. Provide a sense of belonging and
independence.

DIFFERENT WAYS TO ENSURE A


PEACEFUL AND A HAPPY FAMILY
LIFE

1. Hold family meetings. Discuss some


family rules and important issues,
Make plans together and suggest
improvements.
2. Help and support one another ,
especially when problem arise.
3. Respect one another. Positive attitudes
and good manners for smooth sailing
in the family. Children should respect
their parents decisions.

DIFFERENT WAYS TO ENSURE A


PEACEFUL AND A HAPPY FAMILY
LIFE

4. Respect each other s belongings.


Always asks permission if you borrow
something.
5. Every member of the family should
care for each other.
6. Inform other members of the family
about invitations, notices, phone
calls, etc. so that everyone knows
what is happening.

CHAPTER 2:
DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES,
AND BASIC NEEDS OF THE
FAMILY

RESPONSIBILITY
Is something for which anyone is
accountable.

DUTY
Is an obligatory task or activity
showing respect
that one knows one would have to do.

RESPONSIBILITIES WITHIN THE


FAMILY
A. PARENTSS RESPONSIBILITIES

Parents are expected to provide for their


childrens basic needs. The needs include
food, clothing, shelter, education, and love.
Care for their children when they are sick.
Good providers for the familys necessities
Teaching children behavior that is
acceptable to the family and to the society.

B. CHILDRENS RESPONSIBILITIES
The responsibilities of children grow a
children become older and more able.
Responsible for following rules and for
showing respect for all family members.
Should ask permission and seek approval
from their parents in making important
decisions.
C. SHARED RESPONSIBILITIES
All members of the family may share in
the responsibility of household chores.
Everyone helps meet needs of elderly
members who may no longer be able to
care for themselves.

Patterns of family
organization
KIN - people who are related by common
ancestry or origins; most often blood relations.
FAMILY - a group of kin who live together and
function as an ongoing co-operative unit for
economic and other purposes.
CONSANGUINE FAMILY - biological relatives.
CONJUGAL FAMILY - a group of relatives by
marriage.

PATRILOCAL FAMILY - a society where sons


are expected to bring their brides to their
parents' house and daughters are expected
to go to their husband's household.
MATRILOCAL FAMILY - a society where
daughters are expected to remain in their
parents' household and the sons move in
with their wives.
NEOLOCAL FAMILY - a society where newly
married couples set up separate residences
independent of either spouses' parents.

PATRILINEAL - a pattern of descent where the


children belong to the kin group of their
father. Often found in patrilocal societies.
MATRILINEAL - a pattern of descent where
the children belong to the kin group of their
mother. Often found in matrilocal societies.
BILATERAL - a pattern of descent where the
children are equally related to both their
mother's and father's families. Often found in
neolocal societies.
PATRIARCHAL FAMILY - a form of family
organization in which the father is dominant.

EGALITARIAN FAMILY - a form of


family organization in which the
father and mother share authority.
EXTENDED FAMILY a family unit that
consists of a nuclear family plus one
or more relatives living together.
NUCLEAR FAMILY a unit of family
organization consisting of a couple
and their children living together.

ASSIGNMENT:
Use the appropriate column in listing
down some of the duties and
responsibilities of the family.

MEMBERS of the
Family

Duty/Responsibiliti
es
A.

1. BEING THE FATHER

B.
A.

2. BEING THE MOTHER


3. AS THE ELDEST
BROTHER OR SISTER
4. AS THE YOUNGEST
BROTHER OR SISTER

B.
A.
B.
A.
B.

BASIC NEEDS
ARE REQUIREMENTS FOR SUSTAINING LIFE
AND
PROMOTING PHYSICAL AND MENTAL GROWTH
FOR THE CHILDREN WITHIN THE FAMILY
1.Food, water, shelter, and clothing. These
needs are provided by parents to their
children since birth, to keep them alive.
2. Security and safety needs. The parents
provide security and the safety needs of
their children to make them comfortable
and to keep free from fear.

3. Education. The parents should


provide education for their children
to promote mental growth. Education
is the key to success.
4. Health care. It is important for the
parents to provide health care for
their children to maintain wellness.

THINK & LEARN

Check() the appropriate column based on


the needs provided by your parents for the
members of the family.
NEEDS PROVIDED BY YOUR PARENTS
1. Give advice when problems arise among
their children
2. Provide education to every member of
the family
3. Ensure that all the members in the
family eat sufficiently
4. Provide support for family members who
are feeling depressed
5. Annual medical check up

YES

NO

Check() the appropriate column which you


think you can be able to adapt for yourself.
HOUSEHOLD RULES
1. Keeping your room clean, and taking out the
trash.
2. No watching of television before periodical
examinations.
3. Being home by 4oclock in the afternoon.
4. Washing clothes and cleaning the dishes.
5. Not entertaining friend/s when parents are not at
home.

AGREE

DISAGR
EE

BEING A MEMBER OF THE FAMILY, HOW


WILL YOU OBEY THE RULES AND
REGULATIONS OF YOUR PARENTS?

CHAPTER 3:
DEALING WITH FAMILY CHALLENGES

FAMILY CHALLENGES
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

COMMUNICATION PROBLEM
FREQUENT ARGUING
FINANCIAL PROBLEMS
SEPARATION
GRIEF AND LOSS. Grief- is the open
expression of sorrow. Bereavementis the state of suffering the death of
a loved one.

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

TIPS IN DEALING WITH


FAMILY CHALLENGES

Take the family challenge positively.


Do not reject others opinions
Balance your activities in life
Forgiveness
Do not hesitate to seek help from
relatives and friends
6. Immediate solution to problems

Write your answer on the appropriate


column about the family life challenge
listed in the table.
FAMILY LIFE
CHALLENGE
1. Financial conflict
2.Frequent arguing
3. Owning a new car
4. Maintaining good
health
5. Living a peaceful life

WHAT SHOULD I DO/ SOLUTIONS