“Families are coming in smaller sizes and a wider range of shapes, says Professor Alan Hayes from the Australian Institute of Family Studies.
Research shows that the traditional nuclear family of mum, dad and children living together is dying.
Professor Hayes said that the family concept is not dying but it is reshaping to include step families, de facto couples, single parents, gay parents, international adoption and surrogacy.
The question this raises for your school is; are you still targeting the traditional family or are you catering for reshaped families?
Societal values are changing which means the needs and expectations of families are changing. Schools need to keep evolving and respond to societal changes to remain relevant, whether they like it or not.
Until next week . . .
Dr Linda Vining, FACE