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1. a group of people related by blood or marriage or a strong common bond, such as those descended from a common ancestor, or a husband, wife, and their children.
2. a taxonomic category below an order and above a genus.
blended family a family unit composed of a married couple and their offspring including some from previous marriages.
dysfunctional family one in which adult caregivers are unable to consistently fulfill their family responsibilities.
extended family a nuclear family and their close relatives, such as the children's grandparents, aunts, and uncles.
nuclear family a family consisting of a two-generation relationship of parents and children, living together and more or less isolated from their extended family.
nuclear dyad family a husband and wife with no children.
family of origin the family in which a person grew up.
family processes the psychosocial, physiological, and spiritual functions and relationships within the family unit; for nursing diagnoses, see under process.
single-parent family a lone parent and offspring living together as a family unit.
skewed family a family in which one spouse is severely dysfunctional and the other spouse assumes an acquiescent, peacemaking stance to maintain equilibrium.
family (omaha) in the omaha system, a problem modifier defined as a social unit or related group of individuals who live together and who experience a health-related problem.

blended family

Etymology: ME, blenden, to mix
a family formed when parents bring together children from previous marriages.

blended family

A family unit comprised of both biological and adopted children, and/or with children of different races, and/or a family with step-parent relationships arising from remarriage with parents who already have children from a previous marriage or relationship.

blend·ed fam·i·ly

(blend'ĕd fam'i-lē)
Family group that includes children from past and present relationships.

Blended family

A family formed by the remarriage of a divorced or widowed parent. It includes the new husband and wife, plus some or all of their children from previous marriages.
Mentioned in: Family Therapy
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As such, the dynamics of stepfamily formation and postdivorce life are important to consider (Ganong & Coleman, 2004).
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Speaking as part of a BBC programme, Danielle Lineker - My New Stepfamily, the underwear model said developing a good relationship with Gary's four sons, George, Harry, Tobias, and Angus, was crucial to their relationship.
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): Kids, especially those living in single-parent or stepfamily households, see their grandparents as their source of comfort, according to a new study.
Keywords: father-child relationship, parent-child relationship, stepfamily, stepfather, ecological theory
THIS is a common experience of a newly-formed stepfamily.
Among the overall sample, current STD infection was significantly associated with being female or black, having recently used alcohol before sex, having a greater lifetime number of partners and living in a stepfamily (odds ratios, 1.