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Examples might include weekend outings or trips, recreational activities, family game night, and roundtable discussions. 2. Consider other ways you can strengthen family relationships. You might suggest projects such as putting together a memory album or starting a new family tradition like pizza night every Wednesday. 3. Using your ideas, create a chart of strategies that promote the physical, mental/emotional, and social health of family members. Show your chart to family members, and discuss how spending quality time together promotes healthy family relationships. Ask them for other suggestions, and then put your ideas into action. What You’ll Need What You’ll Do Apply and Conclude Dynamics of Family Roles and Responsibilities our family is more than just the people who live in Y your home. It also includes your that is, your immediate family and other relatives such as grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. What are some of the benefits that you enjoy from your extended family? Have you learned about your family’s history from a grand- parent or vacationed with cousins who live in another part of the country? Perhaps an aunt or an uncle has helped you during times of need or has acted as your mentor. Each family member, including parents, grandparents, or other family members, has roles and responsibilities in promoting a healthy family. The adults are usually in charge of providing basic comforts and fulfill- ing basic needs such as food and shelter. They also set limits and make rules that protect the health and safety of their children. extended family 277 Lesson 1 The Role of the Family Family members can spend quality time together by sharing knowledge and interests. What are some ways you spend time with your extended family?
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Children and teens have roles and responsibilities in the house- hold that relate to health behavior. They respect the authority of parents or guardians and may take on tasks such as washing dishes or cleaning. Teens may be asked to care for a younger a brother or sister —while a parent is at work. Sharing such tasks helps the family run smoothly. It also helps boost your self-esteem and gives you a greater sense of responsibility. Strengthening Family Relationships ood communication is one of the most important ways to build G and maintain healthy family relationships. Sharing thoughts, feelings, experiences, and concerns helps strengthen family bonds. You can help strengthen your family in the following ways. Demonstrate care and love. Family members show that they care about and love one another through words and actions. You can give affirmation for a job well done, for example, through a compliment or a pat on the back. is positive feedback that helps others feel appreciated and supported.
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