Individual Family Culture

Individual family culture refers to the climate in which a family functions and organizes itself. It may include but is not limited to behaviors, rules, roles, goals, values, communication styles, activities, and cultural and spiritual practices and beliefs. Since culture is usually equated with diversity, not with family, family members may not recognize that their family is an identifiable culture with its own values, norms, traditions, practices, and thought patterns that influence their lives both consciously and unconsciously. Every family has a unique way of interacting based on a generationally prescribed, ingrained, and shared way of living. Family culture is frequently challenged by internal and external factors, developmental milestones, and sociopolitical environments. Families must develop the resiliency and skills necessary to confront these challenges. This ...

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