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"family" can be more or less than mum, dad and kids.
The term is also used more loosely to describe a group with some form of common characteristic or a group with a relationship (other than ancestral).
A The traditional western view of a family requires (at least) is a mother, a father, and children. Many families do not have both parents as part of the family unit. These are known as single-parent families. In some cultures, a family includes grandparents, uncles, aunties, cousins and other people as part of the core family group.