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Family Configurations and Changes in Middle Adulthood

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What is middle adulthood characterized by?

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1. Paul and Sheila are not only taking care of their own children, but also Paul's parents. They are part of the _____ generation.

2. Although he has graduated from college, due to financial issues, Richard has moved back in with his parents. This makes him a _____ kid.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to test your understanding of family in middle adulthood. Some of the topics you'll be assessed on include identifying the generation taking care of both their parents and their children as well as the reason many people are moving back in with their parents.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Term for ages 40 to 65
  • Term for adults who move back in with their parents and reasoning
  • Downside to becoming a grandparent

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on family in middle adulthood
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the generation taking care of both their parents and their children in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding grown children who move back home
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about t negatives of becoming a grandparent

Additional Learning

To learn more about families, review the accompanying lesson called Family Configurations and Changes in Middle Adulthood. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Relate the anxieties one might feel about becoming a grandparent
  • Describe the changes to family structure
  • Explain different ways counselors can navigate middle adulthood
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