Evaluate the relational patterns in your family of origin, not yourself, in relation to the concept of differentiation. In an evaluation of the Bowen model, the relational patterns in my family of origin shall include the parent-child relationship and so forth that make up my adoptive family structural unit. For example, my adoptive family of origin is a typical two-parent middle-class traditional household, which is not generational on the maternal side. However, on the paternal side, there is a single parental unit set as the first generation by my grandmother (my father’s mother). Therefore, the immediate family structure was my mother, father and a triangle of his mother, at times.
His focus was on patterns that develop in families in order to defuse anxiety. Families differ when threatened by the amount of anxiety they contain as well as how they engage when in ‘recursive emotionally-driven problematic patterns’ (Carr, 2012, p. 161). His belief is that how any family system reacts or operates in a crisis has been transmitted from generation to generation. When family members mirror behaviour they have witnessed and which has been passed onto them by their parents and grandparents, be it positive or negative, is what Bowen referred to as ‘multigenerational transmission processes’. Bowen’s theory was to understand that these multigenerational transmission forces are what create the symptoms and not just individual genetic
This has led to nontraditional familial roles. Fathers exhibit greater social sensitivity than they did previously. This means that the traditional family structure has changed and become more flexible that causes the redefining of family roles. Grebelsky (2014) concluded that in low social-economic status families (SES), “mothers were more supportive and focused more on the child, while the fathers were more like authority figures”. Fathers are considered as tougher and more task-oriented which try to set the activity.
It is true that fathers and mothers have different roles in the family when it comes to engagement with parenting. In earlier times the role of the father was often viewed as the “boss”, who had a strong influence over the family (Knibiehler, 1995). Thankfully that changed over the course of time. Although things have not changed much, still we could detect some differences between the parenting roles over the last years. 1.a.
Since my parents split during elementary school, I have been obligated to redefine the family. It opened up doors and questions about who is or isn’t family, does blood even matter. Society and most of the social media lets us know what is normal and what is Ok, in my childhood, there was room for more diversity and acceptance. Over time, it changed my definition of the family thousands of times to include or exclude people, thanks to my mother and father. This gives the impression that the characteristics of a family are not only one factor, it's complicated, and that you can choose your family in a way.
Family structure is however not related to psychosocial behaviour of African American adolescents. It was also found that the quality of relations affected adolescent behaviour. Results suggested that fathers have a big influence on the child’s development. While a father may be helpful in making their sons avoid unacceptable behaviour whereas in the case of daughters, his presence may decrease instances of psychological
They provided the emotional security, which is the very source of the child’s trust. The mother provided the mental and emotional, which are immensely important for the child’s mental and emotional growth and considered the heart of the family. The father, on the other hand, is the head and the strong man of the family. Parents have the basic responsibility of keeping the family intact. In a perfect world, all children lived in happy homes with two loving, doting parents who are comfortable both financially and emotionally.
Societal familial roles in existence now are imposed from birth and, because of this, make it hard to imagine family bonds formed in any other way. In today’s society, there’s little to no difference in how children ‘turn out’ based on if they were raised by an adoptive or biological family. This proves that family is not necessarily a genetic matter; building from this, it is possible that Plato was ahead of his times with his ideas of family. Nonetheless, this does not account for the abolition of the family as a whole or the extensive repercussions that stem from it. An important issue that must be examined in accordance with the abolition of family is the space for friendship.
She didn't give the separation a chance to stage her. Truth be told, life at home was the same with the exception of the nonappearance of Dad. I realized that my mother had each privilege to cry, to be disturbed, to grieve the loss of what her and my dad had, to look at. Yet, she pulled it together for my brothers and I, staying aware of our general routine of school and exercises, and never let us see her shed a tear. All I felt for her consistently was love and esteem, and I trusted that I could be as solid as her one day.
Family Structure during my Childhood Years My family structure during my childhood years comprised of both a joint and a nuclear family. As portrayed in the attached genogram, both my paternal and maternal grandparents are from South-East Asia and are of Nepalese descent. My paternal side of grandparents had six children, and my father was the