Introduction - What is a family?

Families

Nuclear, extended, foster, step, grandparent, single parent, same-sex parents, adoptive, blended - these are all types of families. 

A family is made up from a group of people, large or small, who are connected, usually consisting of parents and children.

It is important to understand that although families have many shapes and forms, the challenges they face are often very similar.

These pages are here to explore and offer advice on not only some of these challenges, but the positive qualities that exist within your family. Through identifying your families’ strengths, you can make your family be the best it can be.