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Title: The family plays an important part in all aspects of a person


1
The Role of the Family
The family plays an important part in all aspects
of a persons health.
Its important to learn about family dynamics and
ways of promoting a healthy family.
2
Lesson Objectives
In this lesson, you will learn to
  • Describe the effects of family relationships on
    physical, mental/emotional, and social health
  • Connect the roles of parents, grandparents, and
    other family members in promoting a healthy
    family
  • Relate family roles and responsibilities to
    healthy behavior

3
What Is a Family?
Importance of Family
  • The family provides a safe and nurturing
    environment for its members.
  • Because the health of society is directly related
    to the health of the family, promoting healthy
    families contributes to a healthy society.

4
What Is a Family?
Signs of a Healthy Family
  • A healthy family
  • Expresses mutual love and respect freely.
  • Allows its members to communicate effectively
    with one another.
  • Helps teens develop values and self-confidence.
  • Serves as an important protective factor.

5
The Importance of Family
Promoting Overall Family Health
Although families differ in size and makeup, a
healthy family strives to promote the physical,
mental/emotional, and social health of its
members.
6
The Importance of Family
Meeting Physical and Other Basic Needs
  • Most parents and guardians provide for their
    familys basic physical needs, including food,
    clothing, and shelter.
  • They also make certain that children get medical
    checkups, receive immunizations, and learn to
    practice healthful behaviors.

7
The Importance of Family
Meeting Mental/Emotional Needs
  • The family provides a safe, comforting
    environment in which all members can express
    thoughts and emotions freely.
  • By providing emotional support and unconditional
    love, families promote positive self-concepts in
    their members.

8
The Importance of Family
Meeting Social Needs
  • In the first few years of life, children learn
    from family members how to communicate and get
    along with others.
  • A healthy family helps children become team
    players and teaches them to accept differences in
    others.

9
The Importance of Family
Role of Families in Social Growth of Children
  • Developing a good value system helps you in
    making responsible decisions.
  • Having positive values helps you become a good
    citizen.
  • By observing traditions, adult family members
    pass their culture and history on to children.

10
Dynamics of Family Roles and Responsibilities
Extended Family
  • Your family is more than just the people who live
    in your home.
  • Your family also includes your extended family.

11
Dynamics of Family Roles and Responsibilities
Roles of Members in a Family
  • Each family member has roles and responsibilities
    in promoting a healthy family.
  • The adults are usually in charge of providing
    basic comforts and fulfilling basic needs. They
    also set limits and make rules that protect the
    health and safety of their children.
  • Children and teens respect the authority of
    parents. Teens may be asked to care for a younger
    sibling.

12
Strengthening Family Relationships
Ways to Strengthen the Family
  • Demonstrate care and love, give affirmation, and
    show empathy.
  • Show support, especially during difficult times.
  • Demonstrate trust.
  • Express commitment.

13
Quick Review
Choose the appropriate option.
Q. Your _________ includes your immediate family
and other relatives such as grandparents, aunts,
uncles, and cousins.
  • character
  • extended family
  • affirmation
  • sibling

14
Quick Review - Answer
A. 2. Extended family Your extended family
includes your immediate family and other
relatives such as grandparents, aunts, uncles,
and cousins.
Click Next to attempt another question.
15
Quick Review
Q. Which of the following is not an effective
strategy for families to help their members
develop social health?
1. Developing a value system 2. Sharing culture
and traditions 3. Listening to each other
intently 4. Leading separate lives within the
household
16
Quick Review - Answer
A. 4. Leading separate lives within the
household Families can help their members
develop social health by developing a value
system, sharing culture and traditions, and
listening to each other intently. They should not
lead separate lives within the household.
Click Next to attempt another question.
17
Quick Review
Choose the appropriate option.
Q. Giving affirmation to each other helps family
members show care and consideration.

True
False
18
Quick Review - Answer
A. True. Giving affirmation to each other helps
family members show care and consideration.
Click Next to attempt another question.
19
Quick Review
Choose the appropriate option.
Q. Three traits of a caring family are
intentionally avoiding extended family members,
not listening to childrens problems, and
keeping cooperation to a minimum. .

True
False
20
Quick Review - Answer
A. False. Three traits of a caring family are
enjoying contact with extended family members,
listening to childrens problems, and rewarding
and nurturing cooperation.
Click Next to attempt another question.
21
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