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[[Family]] life has its own rhythm and while this model has its roots in the idea of a nuclear family, the developmental challenges are shared in families with different structures.
 
[[Family]] life has its own rhythm and while this model has its roots in the idea of a nuclear family, the developmental challenges are shared in families with different structures.
This model is based on that of [[Betty Carter]] & [[Monica McGoldrick]](1999) and Carr (2006)
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This model is based on that of [[Betty Carter]] & [[Monica McGoldrick]] (1999) and Carr (2006)
   
   
 
==The stages of family life==
 
==The stages of family life==
Stage 1: '''Family of origin experiences'''
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Stage 1: '''Family of origin experiences'''
 
*During this phase the main tasks are:
 
*During this phase the main tasks are:
**Maintaining relationships with parents, siblings and peers *Completing education
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**Maintaining relationships with parents, siblings and peers
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**Completing education
 
**Developing the foundations of a model of family life
 
**Developing the foundations of a model of family life
Stage 2: '''Leaving home'''
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Stage 2: '''Leaving Home'''
 
*During this phase the main tasks are:
 
*During this phase the main tasks are:
**Differentiation of self from family of origin and parents and developing adult to adult relationships with parents *Developing intimate peer relationships.
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**Differentiation of self from family of origin and parents and developing adult to adult relationships with parents
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**Developing intimate peer relationships.
 
**Beginning work, developing work identity and financial independence.
 
**Beginning work, developing work identity and financial independence.
Stage 3: '''Premarriage stage'''
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Stage 3: '''Premarriage stage'''
 
*During this phase the main tasks are:
 
*During this phase the main tasks are:
 
**Selecting partners
 
**Selecting partners
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===Papers===
 
===Papers===
*[http://scholar.google.com/scholar?sourceid=mozclient&num=50&scoring=d&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&q=Family+lifecycle Google Scholar]
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*[http://scholar.google.com/scholar?sourceid=mozclient&num=50&scoring=d&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&q=Family+life+cycle Google Scholar]
   
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
*[http://www.cappe.org/ed_mod/ii.%20FAMILY%20LIFE%20CYCLE%20THEORY[1].pdf chapter from "Theories of human development"]
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* http://web.archive.org/web/20110812183848/http://www.cappe.org/ed_mod/ii.%20FAMILY%20LIFE%20CYCLE%20THEORY[1].pdf chapter from "Theories of human development"
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Family life has its own rhythm and while this model has its roots in the idea of a nuclear family, the developmental challenges are shared in families with different structures. This model is based on that of Betty Carter & Monica McGoldrick (1999) and Carr (2006)


The stages of family lifeEdit

Stage 1: Family of origin experiences

  • During this phase the main tasks are:
    • Maintaining relationships with parents, siblings and peers
    • Completing education
    • Developing the foundations of a model of family life

Stage 2: Leaving Home

  • During this phase the main tasks are:
    • Differentiation of self from family of origin and parents and developing adult to adult relationships with parents
    • Developing intimate peer relationships.
    • Beginning work, developing work identity and financial independence.

Stage 3: Premarriage stage

  • During this phase the main tasks are:
    • Selecting partners
    • Developing a relationship
    • Deciding to establish own home with someone.

Stage 4: Childless couple stage

  • During this phase the main tasks are:
    • Developing a way to live together both practically and emotionally
    • Adjusting relationships with families of origin and peers to include partner

Stage 5: Family with young children

  • During this phase the main tasks are:
    • Realigning family system to make space for children
    • Adopting and developing parenting roles
    • Realigning relationships with families of origin to include parenting and grandparenting roles
    • Facilitating children to develop peer relationships

Stage 6. Family with adolescents

  • During this phase the main tasks are:
    • Adjusting parent-child relationships to allow adolescents more autonomy
    • Adjusting family relationships to focus on midlife relationship and career issues
    • Taking on responsibility of caring for families of origin

Stage 7: Launching children

  • During this phase the main tasks are:
    • Resolving midlife issues
    • Negotiating adult to adult relationships with children
    • Adjusting to living as a couple again
    • Adjusting to including in-laws and grandchildren within the family circle
    • Dealing with disabilities and death in the family of origin

Stage 8: Later family life

  • During this phase the main tasks are:
    • Coping with physiological decline in self and others
    • Adjusting to children taking a more central role in family maintenance
    • Valuing the wisdom and experience of the elderly
    • Dealing with loss of spouse and peers
    • Preparation for death, life review, reminiscence and integration

See alsoEdit

References & BibliographyEdit

Key textsEdit

BooksEdit

  • Carr, A (2006) The Handbook of Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology. Routledge. ISBN 1583918302
  • Carter, B. & McGoldrick, M. (1999). The Expanded Family Lifecycle. Individual Family and Social Perspectives (Third edition). Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

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