Family System And Healthy Development

810 WordsSep 11, 20154 Pages
Family System and Healthy Development According to Simons et al. (2004), “the family is considered to be the most significant social system in which all individual function” (p. 96). The family consists of many synergistic and intricate parts, creating a unified working system. Within the family system, each individual plays an important role in its healthy or unhealthy development, needs, desire, and specific family type, and overall success. “From whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love” (Ephesian 4:16). The family system is influenced by all elements ranging from spirituality, culture, traditions and genetic makeup and most of all society. Within this system, they gain a sense of self- awareness, self-understanding, and develop to include regulating one’s emotions. Children 's physical, spiritual, and emotional status, as well as their social and cognitive development, greatly depends on their family dynamics. In recent decades, the American’s model of the traditional family has shifted dramatically. This shift is due mainly to the societal change or social-economic status shift where traditional is becoming less sought after in which affects an individual’s development. The traditional family originally consisted of the following: husband, wife, great jobs, and 2.5 kids with a large home. The “traditional” American family has
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