Extended and nuclear family are team members. (credit: istock)
Family is both nuclear and extended but the ‘extended’ version we see and feel less often. Nonetheless we access them on some occasions, especially during the holidays associated with festive occasions.
The significance, impact of extended families on nuclear families and individuals can’t be underplayed nor overemphasized.
There are many people today – business people, leaders, preachers, activists, celebs … who became somebody because of the impact and input of their grandparents, uncles, aunts … in their lives. Of course we can’t delete extended families from the scheme of things in our society and humanity owe them gratitude.
Thank God for extended families.