a. According to some family structures listed in the textbook,my family is categorized as a nuclear family structure, because my family hastwo parents and three children. Nuclear family system is considered to be anideal family structure not only in the United States, but also in may othersocieties in the world, because of its many advantages. Not like the extendedfamilies, in which the household consists of groups of relatives, members suchas grandparents, aunts and uncles; a nuclear family is such a single-familyunit that only contains two parents and their children living under ahousehold. In addition, one drawback can be seen from nuclear families is thatfewer adults meaning fewer income resources, so that nuclear families maystruggle to provide for their children. In extended families, on the otherhand, have more members living in the household, so that they can join hand tomake more incomes to support each other, and the children.