Does family matter?

June 16, 2007 4:21pm CST
I read a news report in my local paper and it touched upon the changes life has change there's more things to take family activities away. They seem to blame the decline in effort "of parents" when it comes to trying to keep kids safe and away from becoming thugs. I think it's easier to blame the parents, instead of the real issues. If kids had more to do I'm sure 60% would take up that offer and if school was aimed to be "fun" and "exciting" then maybe people would attend in stead of skipping class. What are you thoughts?... does family matter ~Joey Thank you :)
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• Canada
16 Jun 07
Of course family matters. It may take effort to do alot of family things but I think it is worth it. It can be a simple as having a family movie night or going for only outing. Parents need to make the time for their kids. It is not about what you do during family time, but about spending time together. I am big on stressing to my kids the importance of family.
16 Jun 07
You're right. I think it's sad how family's get blamed for things but your right it doesn't matter what you do it can be fun and sharing moments as a family last forever. Kudos, ~Joey
• United States
17 Jun 07
oh i forgot to put but it also depends on who you hang out with and the community/neighborhood, not only the parents.
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@nangel78 (1458)
• United States
17 Jun 07
Family matters a lot. It is the foundation of a child's upbringing: their home, their environment, their learning, and so on. Families are very important for stability in a child's life as well.
@rubiana6 (270)
• Brazil
17 Jun 07
yes, it does. At least if you have children. I made the experience, although you may have a lot of goood friends, neighbours who help etc., in case there is really trouble, in case something happens with you or your children, there is only the family you really can rely on.
@MJLami (1173)
• United States
17 Jun 07
Back in the "old" days it was the parents responsibility in full but they were not battling against movies, games, tv shows depicting crimes, violence and success from criminal activities. Today I agree with you it is much more than just for parents to raise their children. Our society has to be able to fight the evil we inflict on our young instead of just feeding the monster for money. Afew years ago I went to a seminar held at a thematic teaching school and I loved the idea of it. Of course it was a private school most parents could not afford to send their children to and even if they could it was so small they wouldn't have had room for everyone. Why can't our public educators do the same? Why can't science be hands on instead of studying chapters in a book and being so dry? School should be fun, learning should be fun and if it were more kids would stick with it, even the ones with learning disabilities would be reached in a fun learning environment that helps their brain grasp the concepts being taught.
@Lydia1901 (16353)
• United States
17 Jun 07
I would say family matters when it has to do with children. Children need their parents guiding and a little bit of whatever parents can do is always a good thing. I would agree that it would even help more if the activites could be fun so that kids can stay interested a little bit longer.
• United States
17 Jun 07
i dont understand your frist sentence haha. but i agree with you all the way
@winterose (39893)
• Canada
17 Jun 07
lots of time the parents are to blame but not always, kids rebel and some can be helped and some will never learn unfortunately
@asmurthy (2462)
• India
17 Jun 07
Generally parents take of their children. some freak incidents happen. Media makes it big news. In this particular incidence, parents shouln't have left child alone and go out of country.
@zip3rul (171)
• Romania
17 Jun 07
Family matters a lot :)
@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
16 Jun 07
Of course family does matter. alote. I mean there is no use of blaming your parents when you become an adult, you can always change things, but it sure would be easier if their was the right support and family activities as a child. I know that i got alote of good things from my family, from their education and activities. Ans still when i got bored at the 9th grade and told my family, that i am quitting this school, it was against everything they believed in. But it was their education that made me decide at an early age, that i should find a way that suits me. It was my families character education that gave me the opportunity in my life, to know that i know what is right for me, and i should go and do what i believe. So yes, i did quit that school, because it was boring and the system there was not any good to me. But i knew that my education is important to me, so i just looked for the right open education school for myself as a child. I did find it, and i did finish my high school with a smile on my face. So yes. family does matter.
@kgwat70 (13392)
• United States
16 Jun 07
Family does matter in the way their children behave in society though there are other people and factors involved as well. Parents are not solely to blame. Sometimes it is the people their kids hang out with and sometimes it is what they see on tv or on video games. It is not just family but society as a whole for why kids are not safe or are getting into trouble. If things were not so expensive, I think everyone would find more fun things to do. But since the cost of everything keeps going up it limits many of us to what we can do.