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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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Single Parents and Disagreements with Your Child

If you and your child are increasingly at odds with each other, creating more stress in the household, you may not have anyone else to turn to for support, now that your ex-spouse is out of the house. If you are beginning to feel overwhelmed by this situation, here is a strategy for regaining control.