The children can call more than one woman
The first wife can be called "mother" by some
of the other wives.
If there is a family problem, the first wife
sorts it out. The husband sorts it
The sisters and brothers of the husband's
wives can also live in the family compound.
If a grandparent lives with the family, he or
she is expected to help with the work. He/she is not
expected to help with the work. He/she is only expected to look
after the children when the mother is out.
The most important members of the family are
the children. The most important
members of the family are the grandparents. If they are no longer
alive, then it is the father.