Family Values

@diutay (1315)
Philippines
August 26, 2008 11:13am CST
When I was a child, my Mom would often tell me to be independent and patient. I have tried to do that. I believe I am who I am now because of the values instilled in me by my family. Nowadays there are so many dysfunctional families. What do you think causes such conditions? Do you think it has something to do with the family values taught them? What do you are values which should be inculcated in the family and why?
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@bamakelly (5194)
• United States
26 Aug 08
I really do believe that instilling family values into the children while they are young holds a lot of positive outcomes for the future. I believe that values are important to our children because they could possible remember the things we teach them and carry onward into their family lives. Poor values can be very detrimental to a child. It could put their self worth at risk in my estimation. I try to instill values into my son. Later in life I hope he will appreciate it.
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@diutay (1315)
• Philippines
26 Aug 08
I am really glad that you are doing your best with your son. True, the foundation of the child are the values taught them.Thanks
26 Aug 08
Hi diutay, My parents brought me up to be strong and stand no nonsense form anyone and be patient and independant, my family are close and care about each other and have brought therir children up the same, these days most mothers are single and their children has no famly values what so ever and that is what cause dysfunctional families. Tamara
• United States
26 Aug 08
I do believe that kids are a product of their environment for the most part. There is a breakdown of family for sure. I think some is because of divorce but there are several good single parents out there. I don't want to make divorce the fall guy for all that is wrong with the world. But for some families, that is the case. And also I think that sometimes modern parents want to have their child be their friend instead of parenting them. Maybe a person had a very strict background growing up and now that they have kids, they don't want to put their kids through the same type of situation. However the go too much on the softer side and there is no discipline. Basically I guess I'm saying less structure because we don't want our kids to hate us.