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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 FSI model clarifies natural illness and life cycle transitions to review prior advance directive and proxy decision-making expectations in light of the illness experience, current health status issues, and family processes.
The results of our prospective analyses, however, provided little support for the effects of family processes on the risk of coerced sex.
Finally, Zang proposes that attitudes to family and marriage, or family processes offer a better account of gender inequalities in both private and public spheres than does Islam alone because such attitudes often explain variations in social status, family work, and spousal power.
Using the person-age observation as the unit of analysis, multivariate discrete-time models using logistic function were fitted to capture the effects of family structure, parental marital status and family processes during childhood and adolescence on the risk of sexual debut.
Using data from two waves of a short-term longitudinal study, we examined the impact of maternal socioeconomic conditions (education, employment, and family income) and family processes (quality of the mother-father relationship, frequency of nonresident fathers' contacts with the children, and mothers' parenting stress) at T1 on maternal parenting adequacy and children's behavior problems and adaptive language skills, 1 1/2 to two years later, at T2.
These family processes, outlined in detail in Table 1, appear to operate in a synergistic fashion; one alone is not sufficient to positively influence student learning.
If there is any magic here, it is what Ann Masten (2001) has called "ordinary magic", a telling phrase which sums up both the commonplace nature of the family processes that help to protect families from the consequences of adversity and the magical way that most families seem to know these things intuitively and to enact them, at least some of the time.
The model predicts that depression will be indirectly influenced by patterns of drinking behavior and intergenerational family processes through their influence on attachment styles and current levels of self-esteem.
Lauren Wakschlag, and Jeanne Brooks-Gunn pull together the many threads from the literatures of child development and psychology, summing up existing knowledge of family processes that promote caring.
Little research exists on the impact of family processes on adherence to a gluten-free diet (GFD), the only treatment for celiac disease.
Stepfathers and biological fathers did not differ in their relative amount of involvement in childrearing activities or in the quality of their engagement with their children, but family processes were different in stepfamilies compared with biological families.

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