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family

n. 1) husband, wife and children. 2) all blood relations. 3) all who live in the same household including servants and relatives, with some person or persons directing this economic and social unit.

family

(Common ancestry), noun ancestry, birth, blood connection, clan, common extraction, common forebears, common lineage, common parentage, consanguinity, descent, dynasty, ethnic group, ethnicity, filiation, folk, genealogy, house, kin, kindred, kinsmen, line, line of ancestors, line of descent, lineage, origin, parentage, people, same line of descent, same strain, sept, stirps, stock, strain, tribe

family

(Household), noun brood, domestic circle, dooestic establishment, familia, family unit, home circle, issue, offspring, progeny
Associated concepts: adoption, curtesy, dependent, domestic relation, dower, Family Court, family law, family purpose doccrine, head of household, heirs, next of kin, surviving spouse
See also: ancestry, bloodline, derivation, descendant, domestic, house, household, issue, kindred, kinship, lineage, next of kin, origin, parentage, paternal, posterity, progeny, race, relative, succession
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The results from the present study are in line with the findings from previous studies that families play an important role in promoting desirable homework management strategies at the secondary school level (McCaslin & Murdock, 1991; Xu, 2005; Xu & Corno, 2003).
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When school counselors recognize that working with the family of a child with exceptionality in the school setting might be productive, the theoretical background and applications suggested here can offer guidance for more effective collaboration with families.
Although communication is not pictured graphically in the model, as a facilitating dimension it helps the families move between the extremes of the other two dimensions.
The remainder of this introduction reviews the severely-distressed conditions faced by many African American families during the 1980s and 1990s, the historical tradition of extended family among African Americans, and the Crack Era as a defining historical event for many.
As the financial aid process has become more complex, the number of individuals offering professional financial aid services to students and their families has increased significantly.
In landowning families, middle-born daughters are the most likely to become prostitutes.
Carrington (1999) interviewed same-sex, dual-earner families and found that participants whose jobs involved providing services primarily to the lesbian and gay community reported greater ease at integrating work and family than did those who provided services to the general public.
Three other states--New York, New Jersey and Hawaii--that also have a state-run temporary or short-term disability system have considered expanding coverage, said Lissa Bell, senior policy associate with the National Partnership for Women & Families, which lobbied in support of the California law.
Those topics are common problems in families where disability is present and can lead to long-term resentment from members who feel neglected.

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