The Family and Family Size (FAO Population Education Leaders Guides)
Activity no. 1 - What do you think of that?
Activity no. 2 - What would you decide in this situation?
Activity no. 3 - Small family/large family
Activity no. 4 - Learning from an expert
A family is made up of people related by blood, marriage or law (formal or social).
There are different kinds of families including nuclear and extended families, which may be monogamous, polygamous or one-parent.
Each family member has roles and responsibilities. Together the parents are responsible for providing the needs (physical, emotional and social) of their children.
When young people can identify and analyse factors which influence family size, they will be able to make rational decisions about family size and the effect on standards of living.
The possibility of adequately meeting children's needs - nutrition, education, recreation, affection, - increases when parents make informed decisions about family size and child spacing.