Family terms: family of orientation/ origin: the family that we are born and grew up in. Children whose parent divorce or adopted children may have > 1 f of o: family of procreation/ reproduction: the family from marriage/ cohabitation and in which we raise the children. Parents who later have children with another partner have > 1 f of p: nuclear family (standard north american fam. Snaf): includes married parents and children- either fam. of orientation or procreation: extended family: includes nuclear fam. and all other relatives. Regulate sexual behavior: who is mating with whom. Cultural transmission: transferring custom, language, attitude, belief, tradition from one to next. Culture may be lost if customs not taught to children. Education/ skill training: how a child socializes; parents interpret the things a child likes to uncover. Changed over time some become more important while some are less e. g, production and education become less emphasized emotional provision becomes more emphasized.