The family can be defined as a group of individuals who are related and support each other socially, economically and emotionally.
The family is said to be the primary agent of socialization. This is because it is within the family unit that we first learn socially acceptable standards of behavior.
The family also teaches us many tasks such as how to put on clothes, brush teeth and how to use the bathroom.There are different types of families.
Nuclear family: parents and children
Extended family: more than one generation of parents and children
Mixed family: when a man and woman are married and bring together children they had from a previous relationship.
Single parent family: as the name suggests, this is when one parent is in the home as the caregiver.