An ancient saying says: “The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.” Family atmosphere is foundation behind every person and it leads to the character development of them. Especially for children family is the mirror through which they see the world. It gives them the initial understanding about the world outside the window and from these bits and pieces they create their own understanding and point of view.
People say a happy family is nothing but an early heaven. There are some things which contribute to the better family atmosphere where children can nurture. They are:
Relationship and bonding: It is a known fact that children learn from elders. The first and foremost characteristic a child should learn is to love each other. For instilling this quality in them, we have to make them understand what love is and why we love each other. The love and affection which they experience and see in their parents, grandparents, siblings and even friends will create an idea in the mind of the child to show love towards others.
Culture and societal values: It is very important for all of us to follow social values as we are human beings. The manners and behavior we carry forward for a harmonious living in society comes the family and these are inevitable to be a part of the civilized society. Culture adds more flavors into it to make our lives balanced.
Better understanding: As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live. It is the understanding between each other makes it special. Parents should understand children and children should be able to understand parents. Then it becomes a complete family.
Joe Manchin says “Every child should have a caring adult in their lives. And that’s not always a biological parent or family member. It may be a friend or neighbor. Often times it is a teacher.” This is a very true statement as children always require care and protection. Sometimes or with some people it might not be possible for the family to show that care or they might not have a family at all. Schools and teachers play a big role here to mold the child into the right path. When a school or teacher succeeds in bringing up children to lead a happy and healthy life in society they can be called the best schools are teachers.
The love of family and the admiration of friends are much more important than wealth and privilege.