what is the importance of a joint family.

July 12, 2008 8:48am CST
Familiarity has been a part of human experience.from the beginning of our race some 7 million years ago, when we branched off from the ther large apes. Familiarity is a feeling we share with all animals that live in groups.
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@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
13 Jul 08
Well, it is said that nowadays it is not that important anymore. But then again, the ones that say that do not work with children every day and see the effects of the more and more kids that are being raised differently. We are supposed to be evolving, and , truth be said, maybe in a different context it shouldn't make that big of a difference, but we haven't achieved that stage yet. Meanwhile a joint family is still the best environment to raise a child. Some families can actually work our the fact that they're not a joint family anymore better than others of course, and naturally that reflects in the children. However for the most part it's still not working that well and the kids are the ones getting caught in th middle. They deal with it in different ways so sometimes it's a good idea to check what's happening at home that can be affecting the child in school. Kids are resilient and things can be forgotten, but a big number of kids just plays tough and uncaring when they're hurting inside . The results are kids that are disruptive, have trouble concentrating, have a distorted view of what family is, act up in school to gain attention etc. So, as I said , a joint family is still a good idea for now.
@amitavroy (4824)
• India
12 Jul 08
UK is love and affection. It is very important to live a healthy social life and to do that you need a lot of love and affection and there can be only achieved when you're in the joint family. Plus in today's busy life in need to talk with as many persons as you can and I feel joint family has a big role to play with in those situations. Plus when it comes to kids when I think it is very important that they learned the values of life from their grandparents who will give them more than a moral values which are very important in today's society thus as we know today everything is so costly that it is very difficult for only the man do a job and run a family so now there is a lot of women are taking up jobs and if you're in the joint family than a lot of problem is solved when other members of this family can share the work. This is the reason why I think we should always tried to have a joint family but then in today's world which is going smaller and smaller it is very difficult for all the members to be at one place. Most of the time all of them don't get the job in the same place and they had to travel far away places. And what another big issue which is solved by joint family is that the old people feel more secure about the future.