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  • Families

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    “At the end of the day,
    a loving family should find everything forgivable.”
    Mark V. Olsen

    There are different types of Families

    Nuclear Families-composed of two biological parents and their children.

    Single-Parent Families-A lone parent and offspring living together as a family unit.

    Cross-Generational Families-Families who have a family member 65 or older living with them.

    Adoptive/Foster Families-Children who are not the biological offspring of their parent or parents. Adoption is permanent, foster care is keeping a child until the child is ready for adoption.

    Never -Married Families- Families who Reside together with at least one child inder the age of 18.

    Blended Families- A family that includes children of a previous marriage of one spouse not both.

    Grandparents as Parents-Grandparents who raise their grandchildren age 18 and under for various reasons

    Same-Sex Families -Children who have parents who are the same sex.

    Common family problems:

    • Communication breakdowns
    • Lack of discipline
    • Lack of respect
    • Parenting concerns
    • Frequent arguments
    • Avoidance
    • Gambling
    • Drug abuse
    • Financial challenges
    • Lack of trust

    Quiet Avenue Life Coaching & Therapy uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and the Prepare/Enrich family assessment to assist families.