[caption id="attachment_569" align="aligncenter" width="300"] A family enjoying dinner together.
Photo credit: @pablomerchanm - Unsplash[/caption] Everyone longs for a good family life. This is when members of a family spend time doing things together and enjoy each other's company. They do things like cooking, eating, camping, going on vacations, watching movies, and playing games. Cultivating such a life is important for many reasons. Firstly, it provides love. Love is a basic feeling that we all thrive on. The members show love to each other unconditionally. Secondly, it forms relationships. A child's first relationship is with its parents and other family members. That relationship should ideally be a positive one so that the child is nurtured in a positive environment. Thirdly, it ensures that positive family values are passed on and learned by the younger members. Values guide our behaviours and decision-making. Fourth, it promotes and build an ideal society. The family is the basic unit of society and is a reflection of that society. Consequently, if multiple family units are well-functioning, then the society will be well-functioning. Finally, there is a sense of support and stability that promote confidence in family members. Unfortunately, family life changes as society evolves. As a result, families face unique challenges that threaten the core of the family unit. Therefore, the articles in this category aim to provide some help and hopefully empower family members. Families will get tools and strategies to help them navigate the challenges as best as they can. Some of the articles will include topics such as, relationships, budgeting, dealing with teens, anger management, and job transitioning.
When we make the choice to become parents, we don’t get a manual.
"When God Created Mothers" by Erma Bombeck is an emotional poem that embraces the importance of mothers.
As families become more technology-focused, social isolation also increases. Everyone goes off into their own corners with little or no interaction. Sometimes it gets so bad, family members text each other from different rooms to communicate.