a.   
According to some family structures listed in the textbook,
my family is categorized as a nuclear family structure, because my family has
two parents and three children. Nuclear family system is considered to be an
ideal family structure not only in the United States, but also in may other
societies in the world, because of its many advantages. Not like the extended
families, in which the household consists of groups of relatives, members such
as grandparents, aunts and uncles; a nuclear family is such a single-family
unit that only contains two parents and their children living under a
household. In addition, one drawback can be seen from nuclear families is that
fewer adults meaning fewer income resources, so that nuclear families may
struggle to provide for their children. In extended families, on the other
hand, have more members living in the household, so that they can join hand to
make more incomes to support each other, and the children.

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