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Defining Family And A Personal Reflection

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In this discussion, I will be explaining how I define family. I will also include my immediate and extended family. I will also describe what family means to me, how mine differs from other families in my neighborhood, and also how they are similar. I will also describe my family’s ethnicity and how it may affect any of my family’s health.
To me, family is a group of people that are brought together by blood, adoption, or marriage. I also believe that people do not have to be blood-related to be considered a family. If two or more people have a connection with one another where they can rely and depend on each other and have an emotional attachment, I also believe that to be considered ...view middle of the document...

We also make time for one another by taking time from one our lives to celebrate birthdays, holidays, and personal achievements together. We also take vacations together whenever possible. Other families in our area celebrate holidays and vacation together as families as well.
Two ways that my family is different from others is that my family has stayed pretty traditional as far as our roots, not that we are opposed to otherwise. My family has no same-sex relationships, we are all of Catholic religion of the same ethnicity, nor has my family ever adopted a child before. Another way my family is different is by how large my extended family is. The Catholic families in the past used to have larger families, which is how my father’s side of the family is. However, many Catholics in our area have broken away from the larger families.
My family consists of White Americans that have German heritage. None of us suffer from any major or chronic illnesses. Kaakinen, Gedaly-Duff, Padgett- Coehlo, & Harmon-Hanson (2010), define family health as, “the biological, psychological, spiritual, sociological, and culture factors of individual members...

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