Growing up watching The Bill Cosby Show left me wondering, “What if I got a family just like that?” It would indeed be a happy home filled with love and sound of laughter. I love the Huxtable’s modern parenting style, raising smart kids with so much love, openness, and understanding. It’s going to be a family you would be excited to go home to after a busy and exhausting day.
When couples don’t get along well, the first thing that comes to their mind is to get a divorce. Then impulsively they will act on it, sometimes not considering the consequences or the effects it would have on their kids. According to Amy Morin, LCSW, “Divorce creates emotional turmoil for the entire family, but for kids, the situation can be quite scary, confusing, and frustrating.”
We all are social creatures. We always want to be around people, especially our own family, whether it’s a functional or a dysfunctional family. We feel stuck with them and feel responsible for them, and there is nothing wrong with that. “An individual is functional when they are able to effectively work toward realizing valued goal states, given the stressors and affordances they face,” according to Gregg Henriques Ph.D.
We all know that a perfect family doesn’t exist, but some parents try to build one for their kids’ sake, and that’s not bad. According to psychologist Elvira G. Aletta, Ph.D., “No family is perfect, even the functioning ones.” Almost everybody dreams to be in a nuclear family living in a house with beautiful surroundings, the father working and the mother just stay at home to take care of the kids. Read More
There is only a year gap between my sister and me. I adore and love her so much. As a child, seeing her as the brilliant and smart one, she became my role model. As years went by, I felt happier that everybody loved her, but why was there pinching pain I felt inside?
The meaning of a family is a mother, father, and children living together in a household. A happy, healthy, and loving family is the idea we all want when we are planning to build a family. It’s everybody’s dream, but not everybody is lucky enough to have one.