According to somefamily structures listed in the textbook, my family is categorized as a nuclearfamily structure.
My family has two parents and three children. Nuclear familysystem is considered to be an ideal family structure not only in the UnitedStates, but also in may other societies in the world, because of its manyadvantages. Not like the extended families, in which the household consists ofgroups of relatives, members such as grandparents, aunts and uncles; a nuclearfamily is such a single-family unit that only contains two parents and theirchildren living under a household. In addition, one drawback can be seen fromnuclear families is that fewer adults meaning fewer income resources, so thatnuclear families may struggle to provide for their children. In extendedfamilies, on the other hand, have more members living in the household, so thatthey can join hand to make more incomes to support each other, and thechildren.