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Goal: To assist children in recognizing the different kinds of family compositions.

Suggested Reading:

Description: Discuss different kinds of family compositions, large families, single parent families, grandparents living with a family, adoption, foster families, bi-racial families, gay/lesbian parents, step-parents, grandparents raising children. Explain why sometimes children look like their parents and why sometimes they don’t.
Have either the child or the adult draw pictures of houses or apartments and then have the child put families in them.

Examples of Discussion:
• “There are lots of different types of families made up of people that love each other and take care of their kids”