160-6 - SFL 160: Generational Relationships in Families...

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This week 1. Go over several major concepts related to generational relationships. 1. A brief discussion on major generational transitions
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Why study Generative Families? Remember, one of the primary functions of families is to socialize its members (typically from parents to children) Socialize : to teach and regulate behavior Generational relationships are an unique aspect of family life meant to fulfill this goal. Generational relationships : relationships from one birth cohort to the next. Families use generational relationships to: Pass down knowledge Perpetuate rituals and traditions
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Discussion How have generational relationships influenced your life? How have they helped shape how you view the world?
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Key Concepts of Generational Relationships Generational relations (and all family relationships) are fixed . Fixed = no escape Why is this important to note? Social capital : resources that are acquired or acquirable based on our social relationships Example: my dad: the banker Other examples? Generativity : care and concern for the next generation Manifests in multiple ways across multiple relationships
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Generativity Two key aspects of generativity: Generative concern : desire to care for the next generation as well as pass on your personal knowledge and experiences. Wise Budgeting Generative action : the behavior that results from generative concern. What might you do? Begins to develop during late adolescence and peaks during mid-adulthood Stronger in families with authoritative parents and families who exposed children to community support.
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Discussion: What are some common generative behaviors? Think of an experience (story) you feel would be
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160-6 - SFL 160: Generational Relationships in Families...

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