05 The Meaning of Family


  • Students will understand the importance of self-disclosure in the family.
  • Students will be able to develop skills needed for their family relations.
  • Students will be introduced to the four family process skills.
  • Students will learn about three styles of family leadership.


Family Enrichment is the relation between the parents/guardians and their children; it involves family relations. Parents or guardians help their children to develop the abilities they will need to enter adulthood. Examining our family’s styles of leadership is important for discovering our own values and promoting family stability.


  • Watch and study the video: What is family?

Answer the following questions:

  • Why are families important to you?
  • Why is each of the skills identified in the activity important to families?In what ways do you already possess some skills in these areas?
  • In what ways could you improve your present skills to prepare to build a strong family?