Parenting contributes to a child’s holistic development which includes responsibilities of being a parent enumerated as a caregiver, nurturer, teacher, role model, and a financial provider. Parents aim optimal growth and development for their children that involves giving them adequate biological, emotional, and psychological growth. They take care of the biological needs of their children providing them physical care to meet those needs such as proper food, fresh air, enough sleep, recreation, and to protect them by ensuring a safe and nurturing environment. Mothers and fathers also aim to give their children the best education, teach them about life and the community, facilitate learning since they were young, and guide them to become the best of themselves. They are also listeners, supporters, encouragers, and show their children to be optimistic which foster their children’s socio-emotional development.
Family is the important and basic unit of society. The components of a typical family, the parents and their children, have their own duties, responsibilities, tasks, and reasons as to why they exist in the society. Children are not only sources of genuine happiness, but they also ensure the reproductive success of their parents’ lineage. Parents, on the other hand, are considered as the backbone of the family because the power is in their hands to plan, decide, and control family matters and events. It is their responsibility to nurture their children by means of providing the physiological, security, social, and self-esteem needs of their children.
So the below mentioned facts are the dominating changes and impacts in a family in the 21st century. The first we can discuss that family structures vary depending on different cultures. There are many types of families existing from the past have been mutated by the effect of cultural impact of its very own society. For example the name list of them would be nuclear family & extended family can be considered as the early stages of traditional families. In later impact of socialization families such as lone parent family, reconstituted
CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Family Traditions: An Introductory Note A discussion of the significance of family traditions in any context, poetry or otherwise, includes a definition of two related terms “family” and “tradition” because both form an integral part of family traditions. The word “family” is difficult to define in simple terms. It is a subjective concept with different meanings that evolves and changes, depending on various factors: cultural, sociological, environmental, and/or economic. However, it is commonly agreed that family is a basic “social unit created by blood, marriages, and can be described as nuclear (parents and children) or extended (encompassing relatives).”1 While the word “tradition” is a loaded keyword derived
It is used to refer to the type of family that has only a husband, a wife and the unmarried children. Nuclear family is the kind of family that can be identified through history as the oldest type of family. It consists of the husband who over the history has been the head of the family, the wife who is the mother of the children and the unmarried children who have not yet attained the age of marriage. Nuclear family used to exist in the age when the word family held stronger meaning than it does today. During those days, the word would be used to explain only those people who share same blood.
In Ghana family is a very strong bond and is the primary source of identity, loyalty, and responsibility. Their family obligations take precedence over pretty much everyone else in life. Individuals achieve recognition and social standing through their extended family. An interesting cultural variation among the Akan or Ashanti and Fanti people, is that the affiliation within than clan is through women. Mother’s have a higher status as their point of view people get their blood from mothers.
Introduction Families are a social institution present in all societies that allow people to form groups that undergo childbearing and manage the raising of children. (Macionis, 2013) By observation, we can see the prevalence of traditional families in modern Hong Kong. However, the paper will argue for the benefits of traditional families in society as a whole. Analysis The term “family” can be defined by different social groups, including nuclear families, extended families, single parent families. Nuclear families are defined by a married couple and their children that live in the same household, which is equivalent to the definition of traditional family as provided by the essay topic.
The Iban longhouse is gathering of single owned family apartments. Each apartment is known as a bilik which is hold by a specific family group. An individual is born into a specific bilik, either of the mother or the father and will automatically turn into a member of the bilik by adoption. The adopted people are often close kin and are considered full members of the bilik. According legacy under Iban
Acquiring and developing cultural identity emerges from group membership or the act of belonging to a group. Ting-Toomey mentions that, “individuals acquire and develop their identities through interaction with others in their cultural group” ( Ting-Toomey, 2005). The values and beliefs of the group in which a person belongs influences the cultural identity build up. The first and most important group which every individual belongs to is a family, and through a family values, beliefs, and social are shaped by the help family members which is closely in relation to the culture which the family originates (Samorava , Porter, & McDaniel, 2009, p. 163). All these beliefs, values and social roles which are shaped in the family act as the main guidance to cultural identity formation, but later on individuals also join other groups with different interests, which also shape values, beliefs and social roles.