Ch 21: Family Systems & Healthy Behavior

About This Chapter

Use the video lessons and multiple-choice quizzes to review family systems and healthy behavior. Refresh your knowledge of different types of families and parenting styles.

Family Systems & Healthy Behavior - Chapter Summary

Instructors will discuss what you need to know about family systems and how families impact health. You will also take a look at the different types of parenting styles and learn to distinguish the healthiest patterns. By the time you finish the chapter, you should know about:

  • Family life cycle
  • Types of family systems
  • Non-traditional families
  • Differences between nuclear and extended families
  • Parenting styles
  • Negative health impacts of families
  • Coping with unhealthy family behavior

To make studying families and parenting an engaging process, we offer you short video lessons that detail each topic listed above. These lessons are accompanied by self-assessment quizzes so you can assess your knowledge as you work your way through the chapter. When you complete the chapter, you can take the chapter test. This allow you to self-evaluate your retention of everything you've studied. You will receive immediate feedback allowing you to go back into the lesson and further review the material until you are comfortable that you know it well.

7 Lessons in Chapter 21: Family Systems & Healthy Behavior
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
The Family Life Cycle: Definition, Stages & Theory

1. The Family Life Cycle: Definition, Stages & Theory

What kind of phases does a family typically go through? In this lesson, we will examine the family life cycle, as well as learn about two measurements for family health: cohesion and adaptability.

Family Systems: Definition and Types

2. Family Systems: Definition and Types

Families come in all shapes and sizes. In this lesson, we'll examine what makes a family, as well as some common types of families, including nuclear, matrifocal, extended, and blended families.

What Is a Non-Traditional Family? - Definition of Options

3. What Is a Non-Traditional Family? - Definition of Options

Although traditional families once dominated many neighborhoods, today, there are lots of ways to form a family beyond the traditional idea of a married mother and father raising children.

Nuclear vs. Extended Family: Definitions & Structures

4. Nuclear vs. Extended Family: Definitions & Structures

This lesson will seek to explain the variations in family residence that exist around the globe. In doing so, it will specifically highlight the patterns of nuclear and extended residence, while citing some reasons for both.

Parenting Styles: Authoritarian, Permissive & Neglectful

5. Parenting Styles: Authoritarian, Permissive & Neglectful

How do parenting styles differ from one another, and which are most effective? You'll follow expectant parents, Mary and Larry, as they walk their neighborhood and try to learn from other parents.

How Family Conflict Affects Health

6. How Family Conflict Affects Health

In this lesson we'll be looking at how family conflict affects both physical and emotional health of individuals. We'll look at specific examples in families to elucidate the issues.

Strategies for Coping with Unhealthy Family Behavior

7. Strategies for Coping with Unhealthy Family Behavior

Within a family, it can be all too easy to slip into unhealthy behaviors. This lesson gives you a sense of what unhealthy family behaviors are and offers up some strategies for coping with them.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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