By: Abby Doherty
Modern Chinese Families
Most modern Chinese families consist of 3 generations. The elders (the grandparents), who are greatly respected in the Chinese families because they carry the knowledge from their past, then there are their sons and their wives and their unmarried daughters, the children of the son.
In most Chinese families the grandfather in the "leader" of the house-hold/family. The grandmother also holds a great amount of power as well. They uncles and aunts can help with raising the children of their siblings but they parents of the child has a greater authority over the children.
Alike and Different
The differences between the Chinese and the American is that whenever a girl gets married they do leave the family name but they still carry on the family traditions most of the time.Another thing is that both genders are valued the same in most cases.