Seven years ago, Stephanie Dixon, the 17-time Paralympic medallist who was widely considered to be one of the best female swimmers in the world, appeared on billboards across the country.
In the ad, Dixon, then 26, exudes confidence and defiance in a black one-piece suit: her eyebrow is cocked, her arms are crossed, and her biceps look cut as she poses next to a slogan that reads, “She doesn’t want your sympathy.
An extended family can also be called a complex family, joint family, or multi-generational family.
This type of family unit has multiple generations and additional relatives other than just the parents and their children living in the same household and taking on responsibilities for that household.
Some families may have several adult children still residing at home, providing parent-like role models to younger siblings.