Value Of Family

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The Value of Family
I had the privilege to meet Nyssa Baker and learn that her most important value is family. According to a reference entry titled Family, “Family generally refers to a group of people related to one another by birth, marriage, or adoption” (Funk, 2016). This does not exclude extended family, such as aunts, uncles, and cousins. Even the people that are not related can be considered family. Families come in every shape and size, they have strong relationships, and unique traditions. First off, every family is different, one size doesn’t fit all. The common family that includes a mother, a father, and children is a “nuclear family” according to the reference entry titled Family. In today’s world, there are a variety of different families each one being unique in some aspect. There are extended families, single parent families, blended families, empty nest families, and consensual union. While a nuclear family includes a mother, a father, and children, extended family typically means that there are three or more generations that live in the same house according to the reference entry. An example of this would be when my aunt lived with my family for the last few years of college. A blended family is where two people get married and they each have their own children from previous relationships. Empty nest families could be what many of our parents are facing. Empty nest means that the children are out of the house. Consensual union might be the one term that
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