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Children and the family


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extended family
A family group that consists of parents, children, and other close relatives
nuclear family
A family unit consisting of a mother and father and their children
single-parent family
A family unit consisting of only one parent, a mother or a father, and child/ren
mother-only family
A family unit consisting of only a mother and child/ren
father-only
A family unit consisting of only a father and child/ren
bring up
raise
upbringing
training received during childhood
divorced
o end marriage with (one's spouse)
separated
To terminate a contractual relationship
childcare
Of, relating to, or providing care for children
adolescence
A transitional period of development between youth and maturity
formative years
the stage when a child reaches adolescence
dependant
a person who depends on another person
juvenile
adj. behaving like a young adult
delinquency
An offense or a misdemeanor; a misdeed
authoritative
(adj.) Official; Coming from a source that calls for obedience or belief
lenient
adj. not strict
cognitive
mental
running wild
Lacking supervision or restraint
sibling
a brother or sister
foster family
to take care of a child untill a permanent solution appears