I'm presenting a lesson on Thursday on family diversity, and am having trouble defining a "family." The students and I will discuss how each family is different, and will draw a picture of their family that I'll make into a quilt. If I define a family as a group of people that are related to each other, they might draw every single aunt, uncle and cousin. While this would be great, there isn't that much space on the paper. Also, that might confuse kids who have a step-family. If I define it as a group of people that live together, then I feel like I'm excluding the kids whose parents are divorced, or who have siblings that live somewhere else. Is there another way to explain what a family that I haven't thought about? I want to make sure all types of families are included, but not the entire family tree. Any thoughts or ideas are greatly appreciated!