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In all societies, individuals were born, raised and lived in a family. Family is defined in many terms which are based on one’s individual personal experience and expectations of what family means to them. Society follows a concept of life that has continued for thousands of years where one is born and raised in a family, eventually leaves the family, forms a new one and raises children. The study of the development, structure, and functioning of human society can be observed by a small group of members or a family. Survival of a family is based on basic functions such as provision of food and reproduction. Most importantly, these functions examine behaviours of family members, their roles within society and how society motivates families to carry their responsibilities. Most people believe that family defines as a small group of parents and children living together where they have agreed to cooperate with each other for survival. However, there can be extended families consisted of parents, children with relatives, or foster families where a child is adopted by a parent that share no biological blood. Just like with any relationship, building a positive relationship between parent and child is one that requires work and effort to make it strong and successful. Parenting is a tough job, and maintaining close relationships and open communications helps to ensure parents and their children stay connected through all ages of their upbringing. Since the definition of family is looked at in different perspectives, it alters the meaning which people believe a family is consisted with parents and a child. Families are the foundation of society where it is consisted of a number of members in the family, the relationships or roles between them, and the area a family is surrounded by. It is known that no family can survive without the six basic functions. In the first function, it is stated that families are responsible for new members through reproduction and to...
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