Your family members are also called your relatives. You have an immediate or nuclear family and an extended family. Your immediate family includes your
father, mother and siblings. Your extended family includes all of the people in your father and mother's families.
Your sibling is your brother or sister. If you have 1 brother and 2 sisters, then you have 3 siblings. Your parent is your father or mother. Your child is your son or daughter. Your spouse is your husband or wife.
You may also have a stepfamily. Your stepfamily includes people who became part of your family due to changes in family life. These changes may include death, divorce or separation. New partnerships create new children. The new children and their relatives become part of your blended family. Some people are born into a stepfamily.
|My relatives||Relationship to Me||I usually call|
|parent||relative of whom I am the child||Father, Daddy, Dad, Papa||Mother, Mummy, Mum, Mommy, Mom, Mama, Ma|
|sibling||we have the same father and mother||first name; sometimes Bro||first name; sometimes Sis|
|uncle||aunt||sibling of my parent||Uncle [first name]||Aunt/Auntie [first name]|
|grandparent||parent of my parent||Grandfather, Grandpa||Grandmother, Grandma|
|cousin||child of my uncle or aunt||first name|
|spouse||relative to whom I am married||first name|
|child||relative of whom I am the parent||first name|
|nephew||niece||child of my sibling|| first name|
|grandchild||child of my child||first name|
|great grandfather||great grandmother||parent of my grandparent||Great Grandpa||Great Grandma|
|father-in-law||mother in-law||parent of my spouse||first name; Dad||first name; Mum, Mom|
|brother-in-law||sister in-law||sibling of my spouse; spouse of my sibling||first name|
|ex-husband||ex-wife||my previous spouse (we divorced)||first name|
|half-brother||half-sister||my sibling born to my father or mother but not both||first name|
|step-parent||new spouse of one of my parents||first name|
|step-child||child of my spouse but not of me||first name|
In a family, the word generation means all the people in one stage of the family. For example, your parents are one generation, you and your siblings are the next generation, and your children and their cousins are another generation.
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