What is a family?
Typically, a standard family consists of mom, dad and child. Some would number their family as 1.5 or 2.5 which I do not understand where the point 5 comes from. Others would prefer to have just two children, a boy and a girl. Some culture would prefer just a boy hoping that their son will carry the lineage. Some countries will allow only one child per household.
What is my family?
Growing up in the Philippines, a family of three is not enough, the more the merrier that extends from mother, father and children, to grandmother and grandfather, to uncle and aunties, cousins, in-laws, adopted children, neighbor, friends, etc. We have a saying: it takes a village to take care of a child. Supporting one another is crucial to survive; no me, mine and myself.
What are many types of family?
In the 21st century, family types are called by many names such as traditional family, nuclear family, single-parent family, same-sex family, joint family, extended family, astronaut family, to name a few.
What is the broader definition?
A family is what you make it. A rabbit, cat, dog, and child living in harmony.
*Photo credit: Monika Koclajda (Poland) NatGeo Daily Dozen