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Types of Families

Today fully half of all families do not meet the definition of nuclear family. We have stepfamilies; single-parent families; families headed by two unmarried partners, either of the opposite sex or the same sex; households that include one or more family members from a generation; adoptive families; foster families; and families where children are raised by their grandparents or other relatives. Each has its distinctive advantages and challenges.

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Stay-At-Home Dads

The real challenge of stay at home dads is the isolation. While moms who work in the home can tap into a wide network of playgroups, neighborhood friends, and organized activities, it is a challenge for dads.