Child Development Discussion


Watch the video on the bottom ” Our Family: A Film about family diversity”

Based on the video AND what you have learned from Chapter 3, answer the following questions:

1. Is there a perfect or ideal type of family? Explain your answer.

2. Based on Chapter 3 readings: The term “nuclear family” describes it as “a family consisting of a husband, a wife, and their children” Do you think this is an “inclusive ” definition? Explain your answer.

3. Chapter 3 indicates that “Reproduction” is one example of “Basic Family Functions”: Is this an inclusive term to include all types of families? Explain your answer

4. Chapter 3 discusses the “Chronosystem Influences on Families”: Political, Immigration Policies, Foreign Policies and Domestic Policies. Provide one specific example connected to any current event in Political, Immigration Policies, Foreign Policies and Domestic Policies, that is making and/or will be making and impact in the lives of children and families in California and/or our country and /or our world. Be specific and explain your answer.

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