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Families look very different these days to the traditional married couple with kids.   The recently published “Families: Then and Now” report from the Australian Institute of Family Studies revealed that one in four families are now classified as ‘non-intact’, which is up from just one in 10 families in 1980.   The most common type of ‘non-intact’ family is a single parent household, most often a separated mother and her children.   The next most common type in this category are step-families where all children are stepchildren and blended families where at least one child is the product of the current parent relationship.    Yep, it can get complicated!    We used to ask kids how many brothers and sister they had. Now an equally valid question is: “How many mums and dads do you have?&...(sign-up as a member to continue reading this article)

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