Summary: Personal Experience In Building Relationships

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The first interaction an individual experiences in building relationships is within the family institution. Bogenschneider (2014) conferred, that it is within a family institution an individual first experiences love and commitment and how to relate to others. A family provides a moral authority that resists the pull toward self-centeredness, greed, self-interest and the quest for power (as cited in, Responsiveness Communication Platform, 1992). It is in families that an individual learns the value and joy of commitment to others, even when it exacts a personal cost (p. 4). The scenario is an ideal situation of the responsibilities of a family institution. In like manner, the individual will now be able to use the experience learned to…show more content…
No longer are members valuing their relationships with one another. For instance, there has been an increase of domestic violence, child sexual abuse. The Office of the Prime Minister (Gender and Child Affairs (2016) reported, that Data from the Crime And Problem Analysis (CAPA) Branch of the Trinidad & Tobago Police Service (TTPS) for domestic violence during the period 2010 and 2015 there were approximately 11,441 reports of which 75% female related and 131 domestic violence related deaths of which 56% were female (para. 2). Similarly, IDB Inter-American Bank (2016) reported that, child sexual offences committed against children for the period from 2000 to 2013 there were 6,950 reported offences. 24.2 percent represented sexual offences against female between the ages 14 and 16 years, 21.9 percent represented sex with a female 14 years, 17.2 per cent represented rape, and g16.7 percent represented grievous sexual assault. Domestic violence and child sexual offences represent a percentage of social ills affecting…show more content…
Parents have the ability to develop a positive relationship with their children, whereby they will value the relationship. Parents impact their children at different stages in their lives. Binh (2012) stated that, at birth family members care for a child, feed, clothe, bathe, put child to sleep. The child then moves through the kindergarten stage where they begin to role play adults through playing of games: seller and buyer, teacher and student, doctors and patients (p173). Binh further stated that playing games allows children to develop personalities: sensing, singing, drawing and qualities of politeness, cleanliness, silence, discipline, honesty, love for parents and friends, tolerance, courage (p .174). As such, children learn to value their external social relationship with playmates, school mates, teachers based on the quality and characteristics of the home environment. The family is the primary unit in the socialization of children. For a society to function adequately families have the responsibilities to socialize their children. As such, the socialization process prepares children to develop relationships with others in society. Binh (2012) believed that "the process of changing a baby from a natural organ to social person happens through educating-socializing" (p. 173). Therefore, the process starts within families to nurture socially developed children to form

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