What is a family? A generation ago, maybe the answer was unambiguous, but today the word evokes a whole range of possibilities. This program is a thought-provoking and intelligent look at the changing roles, structures and functions of the family throughout time and up to the present day. Featuring expert opinion, surprising statistics and the honest, heart-felt thoughts of four very different Australian families, this is an insightful examination of what it means to belong to a family and the range of possible social, emotional, environmental, economic and health considerations that have shaped family structures. Finishing up with a look at the family of the future (are we heading towards 'virtual families'?) this is a terrific resource to engage questioning young minds on this vital aspect of a healthy, modern and diverse society.