Compare and Contrast Living in an Extended Family Versus Single-Family Home

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Read The African-American Extended Family article in your text on page 66 before responding to this discussion.

As you have read and experienced, both biological and social influences affect our healthy development from birth. Much research has been conducted on the efficacy of extended family living. Children who live in these social structures often develop healthier psychosocial, social, and cognitive skills. Many cultures greatly value living within an extended family system as a supportive one necessary for the successful nurturance of children, adolescents, and even, young adults. Consider all of the information from our reading as you respond to the following questions.

Compare and contrast the advantages and disadvantages for living in an extended family versus single-family home. How influential is a child's DNA or SES in predicting the future development of a newborn child?How can you use this knowledge to help your clients to make educated choices about prenatal and postnatal care for their children?

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