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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).
The traditional western view of a nuclear family is a mother, a father, and children. Many families do not have both parents as part The traditional western view of the extended family unitincludeds grandparents, aunts, uncles nephew, nieces and grandchildren. These are known as As single-parent familiesfamily is one in which only one parent raises the children. In some cultures, a family includes grandparents, uncles, aunties, cousins and other people as part of the core family group.