What are Families For?

In healthy families, people love and take care of each other.

Family members also teach each other how to do things and guide each other on how to live in the world.

Sometimes people who are members of the same family don’t get along well. Every family is different.

People in families may help each other in many ways, like some of the following:

  • Listen to each other
  • Share beliefs and values
  • Keep each other safe
  • Help each other to be healthy
  • Make sure family members have food to eat
  • Help with money to buy things each person needs
  • Laugh together
  • Hug each other
  • Make sure everyone has a place to live
  • Work together
  • Play together
  • Make sure family members get a good education