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FAMILY and CHILDREN


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a nuclear family
a couple and their dependent children, regarded as a basic social unit
an extended family
a family which extends beyond the nuclear family to include grandparents and other relatives.
a single-parent family
a person who has a dependent child or dependent children and who is widowed, divorced, or unmarried.
to bring up
to raise, to rear
upbringing
the way that your parents care for you and teach you to behave when you are growing up
childcare
the care or supervision of another's child, especially at a day-care center.
formative years
the first few years of a child's life. During these years, basic learning and development occurs.
the birth rate
the number of live births per thousand of population per year.
a dependant
a person who relies on another, especially a family member, for financial support.
juvenile deliquency
the habitual committing of criminal acts or offences by a young person, especially one below the age at which ordinary criminal prosecution is possible.
authoritarian
(noun or adj) controlling everything and forcing people to obey strict rules and laws
lenient
(of a punishment or person in authority) more merciful or tolerant than expected
well-adjusted
(of a person) mentally and emotionally stable.
to look after
to take care of someone or something and make certain that they have everything they need
over-protective
too worried about someone’s safety, so that you prevent them from being independent
to run wild
to behave as somebody wants to without being controlled by anyone
sibling
a brother or a sister
a stage of development
a period of evolution
to play truant
to stay away from school ( a child)
foster
adoptive
to bear resemblance
to have a degree of similarity to someone or something
adolescence
the period of your life when you change from being a child to being a young adult
teenage
between the ages of 13 and 19
to nurture
care for and protect (someone or something) while they are growing.
to split up
to separate
a broken home
a family with problems in its relationships (between mother, father, and children)