Nuclear family

a family that consists of father, mother and children, when it is thought of as a unit in society

Extended family

Larger than the nuclear family - consisting of aunts, uncles, and cousins all living nearby or in th


A parent, not living with a spouse or partner, who has most of the day-to-day responsibilities in ra


Group of people related by blood or marriage 


[FORMAL]a brother or sister


in the process of developing from a child into an adult


Someone who depends on you for financial support, such as a child or family member who does not work


Demanding that people obey completely and refusing to allow them freedom to act as they wish


Strongly limiting someone's freedom to behave as they wish, or likely to severely punish someone

Birth control / Contraception

(the use of) any of various methods intended to prevent a woman becoming pregnant

Birth rate

The number of babies born over a given time

Bring up / Upbringing

To care for a child until he or she is an adult, often giving him or her particular beliefs

To raise

To take ​care of a ​person (or an ​animal or ​plant) until they are ​completely ​grown&n
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