Only parents can convey the values they want their children to learn; it can not be left to anyone else; it would be their values and not those of the parents. What you become and depend on will depend very much on those values that your parents have taught you either by their words or by their actions.
Within their family unit, children will learn to manage anger. disagreements and how to make decisions. As parents, the way we do these things is important because our children will follow our model. How children in the family perceive situations like these will help them develop their personality.
In stable family situations where family time is a priority, children will grow in confidence, have better self-esteem and feel secure in their lives and lives. Emotional strength and stability are developed through strong family ties. In a stable family, which values family time, children will grow up feeling safe and secure in their family unit.
In a home where family time is easily shared and appreciated, children develop by learning about the importance of family time and knowing that they are loved. In close families, there is a lot of communication and goals and education are encouraged. If this is the case, children will often follow their parents’ career choices, such as becoming teachers, dentists or doctors.
In close families where family time is considered important, there is usually a family attitude above all else. Children will grow up, like their parents, to believe that time with family and family is an important part of their lives.
Putting aside family time is also important for teaching children the story of their family. Nobody can do it, but their parents and other close family members. It is important that these memories and stories are passed from one generation to the next. Having a connection with the family members who came before us solidifies our own sense of belonging and being a valued member of our family. We are now part of the story that will be passed on to future generations.
When families spend time together, they usually have family traditions; the old ones that have been passed on and the new ones that are started as circumstances in our lives are changing. Family traditions seem to help bring families together or perhaps it is close families who encourage family traditions.
The importance of time spent together as a family can never be underestimated. I firmly believe that those who enjoy this time together as a family will see the rewards as their children get older.