Extended Family

By Anthony Thies

Defining The Extended Family

  1. A family that extends beyond the nuclear family, including grandparents, aunts, uncles, and other relatives, who all live nearby or in one household.

Struggles Of Living In An Extended Family

  • Small living quarters
  • Dealing with to many people
  • Decisions are often made for the good of the entire family, not just the needs of each person

Benefits Of Living With Extended Family

  1. Children learn to interact with people of all ages because they are in contact with the young and the elderly.
  2. Learn how to respect others.
  3. Easier to hand down family beliefs and family history.
  4. Able to care for each other when grandparents, parents, or children are gone.

What An Extended Family Looks Like:

  • Grandparents
  • Aunts and or Uncles
  • Cousins
  • Parent(s)
  • Child/Children

Characteristics Of An Extended FAmily

Family in which several generations live together.

  • They take care of each other
  • Pass on family beliefs and history
  • Work as a team to provide for each other

Responsibilities Of An Extended Family

  • Follow directions of mom and dad
  • Do the chore you are responsible for
  • Cooking meals is shared amongst family members
  • Certain bills paid by certain family members

Effects of an Extended Family on a child:

  • More love to go around
  • When someone is sick there is another person to help
  • Not as many chores to do all by yourself
  • Kids happier
  • Children learn about their family history
  • Learn how to work

Resources Available For An Extended Family

  • Nebraska Health and Human Services
  • Public Library for group meetings and activities

Where we found our information

  • Children The Early Years by Celia Anita Decker 2004
  • Google
  • Google Images