Hello All - With the vast differences in our societal structures and educational systems, I'm really interested in how children view what a family is. I asked my students recently to draw a family for an art project. It didn't have to be their own, it could be whatever they wanted. And then I asked them to write descriptive words around the picture that they think represents what a "family" is. My question, or just general inquiry, is in your experience, what depictions of "family" have your students expressed to you? Where does this notion of "normal" family come from in the media and how do we as teachers navigate through the differences? No right or wrong answer, obviously, but I am really intrigued by the psychology behind how children/students envision what a family should be.