A. Filipino Family In her book The Filipino Family, Belen T.G. Medina shows “a comprehensive text on the sociology of the family as applied to the Philippine setting” (Medina 8). She discusses different roles of family members, which will be analyzed with its corresponding roles in Honor Thy Father. She also examines the different relationships formed in the family and this paper will focus on the father-daughter relationship presented by Medina. Lastly, she also discusses the responsibilities of a family that will be further elaborated in the context of Honor Thy
Tiger mother, little emperor in a family, double duties as a daughter and daughter-in-law, eldercare and ageing plans —— such are heatedly discussed topics emerging in today’s China. Behind these public concerns, are the main family values that urban Chinese carry the same as 37 years ago? Apparently, the Chinese have been undergoing great value transformation in an era of the One Child Policy (OCP). However, traditional values seem to be so deeply rooted in people’s minds that they are used to unconsciously explain their motives as out of the tradition norms rather than external factors. Thus, it remains controversial among researchers of this field concerning to what extent traditional values still affect family life and what consideration
Family and the relationship one makes with another is a critical thing in the Ibo society. Normally, these families are intricate with many different stems and branches. Polygamy, a common thing in this society, is the practice of having more than one wife or husband at a time. This practice in turn makes an average family tree in the Ibo society increase dramatically. According to the Ibo culture, all relationships emanates from the family.
I enjoyed every single moment with them and being there. Ever since I have been enchanted with the Philippines. Philippine families have a strong tie to one another. Although a male child is preferred, a female child is welcomed and for many reasons. A female child can help with the household chores and provide a home in the parents ' old age1.
of the husband for he is always away due to his duty as the provider of the family. While in the modern family, mothers are expected to be hands on to their children’s academics and education. Based on their own observations, the role of a wife and mother in the Korean family for the respondents are to uphold the Korean traditions, to be obedient and to serve the husband and the in-laws, to take care of the child and raise them well, and to do household chores. For A. Park, the role of a wife and mother in a Korean family is to uphold the Korean traditions.
However, culture influence family relationship. When families are constituted from different cultural backgrounds, there, conflicts arise in communication due to these differences. Maintaining family relation within these cultural differences will always needs understanding each other and tolerance. It was understood from the research conducted; that almost all respondents complain and said matter of family relationship is the most issues and problems among family members because of respecting to one another’s culture and languages differences in relation to children’s belongingness to their family’s cultural groups and ignorance to the respective relatives. In general this shows that family relationship is the area of orientation about family life and the society someone belongs including children because as it is mentioned by ,(Deacon, 1988), children first accept and receive orientation as the source of acceptability and structure of the day they live in and style of living as well.
I then presume that Filipinas, who are married to the Japanese, do feel the same pressure that I feel living with their husbands. The System of life and living in Japan is highly rigid that Filipinas have to submit well to Japanese cultural values at home, work cultural ethics, and in terms of communication and establishing relationships with Japanese, they likewise have to follow set standard of culture and conditions to succeed in this area. Concerning religion, these Filipinas are forced to practice Shintoism and Buddhism together with their husbands. This demonstrates how they have embraced the culture of the Japanese keeping (enculturation).
CHAPTER I THE PROBLEM AND ITS BACKGROUND Introduction Family is a group of people that consist of parents, children and their relatives. Our parent’s role is to take care of us, to teach us good manners, to give our needs and wants. They are considered as our first teachers that can teach us until we grow up, but because of lack of money they need to make a difficult decision to go work on abroad and give or provide their family needs. And that’s why we need to understand it; it’s not easy because we want that our parents are on our side until we grow up. Nowadays, many children’s are experiencing the absence of their parents.
Their education was practical and hands-on. Filipinos during those times share information orally. They learn from experiences and give reasons from observations. Tribal tutors served as teachers but eventually replaced by Spanish missionaries. Spanish Era.
Some of the well-known values and traits of Filipinos are familism, hiya, utang na loob, pakisama, bahala na and manana habit. The Filipino family is referred as the foundation of the nation (Article XV, Section I, Philippine Constitution, 1987). It is the smallest social, political, religious, and economic unit of the national system (Locanda, 1999). The family also serves as the source of moral consensus on the basis of which Filipinos organize their ideas, interpret their experiences, and guide their behaviour. In a positive context, management think of itself as the family surrogate, providing support and security to employees.