•What makes a family a family? •Are families all the same?
*Empathy *Appreciation of differences *Flexibility
*Each family is unique *People do not have to live together to be a family *Parent constellations vary -mom and dad -single parents -divorced parents -two moms -two dads -step-parents -grandparents raising children -adoptive parents Families can change and still be a family
*Represent their family using dolls *Demonstrate respect for other family shapes *Experience respect from others for their family shape
*Families come in all shapes *There is no one right way to be a family