[[abstract]]The purpose of this study was to understand the power, boundary and allian cebetween grandparents and parents when they want to decide who's going to nur turethe new born baby. The participants were two pairs of mother in-law and daughter in-law,and onepair of mother and daughter.In-depth interview was ado pted to collect data, anddata was analyzed from the opinion of structural fami ly therapy.THE main findingswere as follows: 1.The paternal priority,elder authority and traditional sexual role made thefirst generation have more vanta ge,and mother in-law is the most powerful personto make the decision, however the second generation was not totally passive. 2.The family kindred tended to be a cooperative group,and in the kindred ,family members'boundaries were m ore diffuse.Parents weren't both responsible fornurturing the baby, and such a situation also strengthen grandmother's duty totake care of grandchildren,and she wouldn't say NO. 3.The responsibility to take care of the children(gra ndchildren)belonged towomen who were expected to have more responsibility for taking care of children.The woman of second generation was more active than th e first generation to letspouse make the decision together. 4.Daughter in-l aw pay more attention to the paternal priority belonging tothe culture.The eff ect of culture is more powerful then personal expectancy.Daughter in-law would think about mother in-law's opinion first.Thus, if motherand daughter could c ooperate again, the boundary between them would be morediffuse than that betwe en mother in-law and daughter in-law. 5.The interaction between two generat ions would be connected and maintainedby the closed family member,therefore,th e way of interaction would be continuedin the original way. 6.In the second generation,the spouse alliance was a stable subsystem.Theoriginal parental al liance,especial mother and son, would be kept,but it's notnecessary to influen ce the working of the second generation.If parental allianceor spouse alliance werwnot stable in their relationship,each member ,especiallydaughter in-law,w ould worry that her own alliance would be threatened by theother alliance. Base on the results,discussion and suggestion were presented.
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