All Families Have Things that Endure in the Family
Family: We are affected by our intimate family relationships, parents, extended families, divorces, deaths, and births of other children. Our most important intimate relationships come from our families, long-term relationships, and marriages.
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Family and Families
Certainties in Any Family The Family Tree
By DH Owens
Families: The relationship between children and their parents is fluid, dynamic, and all-important.
Four things are near certainties about all families:
1. Families and Intimate Relationships
The most intimate relationships we ever have in our lives come from our families–the one we grew up in and the one(s) we form through marriage and/or long-term relationships.
2. Families and Influence
There is no greater influence on a young child growing up than his/her family. Certainly children are influenced by teachers, sports, Scouts, their peer group, and the like. But the real influence comes from home.
3. Parent and Children Relationships
The relationship between children and their parents is fluid, dynamic, and all-important. Every time another child is born, the entire family environment changes. How parents interact with a child as he/she is born into the family circle determines a great part of that child’s final destiny.
4. Family Divorce and Death
Divorce and/or the death of a parent is a major change and a major influence on a child and his/her family. This is also true for the death of a sibling.
We are affected by our intimate family relationships, parents, extended families, divorces, deaths, and births of other children.
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