According to some
family structures listed in the textbook, my family is categorized as a nuclear
family structure. My family has two parents and three children. Nuclear family
system is considered to be an ideal family structure not only in the United
States, but also in may other societies in the world, because of its many
advantages. Not like the extended families, in which the household consists of
groups of relatives, members such as grandparents, aunts and uncles; a nuclear
family is such a single-family unit that only contains two parents and their
children living under a household. In addition, one drawback can be seen from
nuclear families is that fewer adults meaning fewer income resources, so that
nuclear families may struggle to provide for their children. In extended
families, on the other hand, have more members living in the household, so that
they can join hand to make more incomes to support each other, and the
children.