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 RELATIONSHIPS
GOOD COMMUNICATION IS AN
IMPORTANT TOOL TO MAINTAIN
GOOD RELATIONSHIPS AMONG
MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY
FAMILY RELATIONSHIP
MEANS RELATEDNESS OR CONNECTION BY
BLOOD
OR MARRIAGE

FACTORS THAT AFFECT THE QUALITY
OF A FAMILY RELATIONSHIP
 Family Memories
 Family Communication
 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

 Provide love, protection, and guidance.
 Help to build your confidence and self-
esteem.
 Provide a sense of belonging and
independence.
DIFFERENT WAYS TO
ENSURE A PEACEFUL
AND A HAPPY FAMILY
LIFEDiscuss some family
 Hold family meetings.
rules and important issues, Make plans
together and suggest improvements.
 Help and support one another , especially
when problem arise.
 Respect one another. Positive attitudes and
good manners for smooth sailing in the
family. Children should respect their
parents ‘ decisions.
 Respect each other ‘s belongings.
Always asks permission if you borrow
something.
 Every member of the family should care
for each other.
 Inform other members of the family
about invitations, notices, phone calls,
etc. so that everyone knows what is
happening.
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.
DEALING WITH
FAMILY CHALLENGES
FAMILY CHALLENGES

 COMMUNICATION PROBLEM
 FREQUENT ARGUING
 FINANCIAL PROBLEMS
 SEPARATION
 GRIEF AND LOSS. Grief- is the open
expression of sorrow. Bereavement- is
the state of suffering the death of a
loved one.
TIPS IN DEALING WITH
FAMILY CHALLENGES
 Take the family challenge positively
 Do not reject other’s opinions
 Balance your activities in life
 Forgiveness
 Do not hesitate to seek help from relatives and
friends
 Immediate solution to problems