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It is better for children if the whole families are involved in children’s upbringing rather than just their parents. Give your opinion on this.
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience. Write at least 250 words.
It is often argued that the whole families’ involvement is better for bringing up a child rather than just bestowing this responsibility just on the shoulders of parents. Although it appears to be beneficial, it does have some demerits and practical obstacles.
When children grow in a joint family, with their grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins, it gives them enough social interaction and can help to mould an acceptable character. Such children are most likely to learn qualities such as respect to elders, compassion to fellow beings and acceptance of other people’s attitudes compared to children who are supervised only by their parents. For example, a child who lives in a large family faces no difficulty in adjusting with another child of different traits and can often share his belongings with him or her. However, this is not easily possible for a child from a nuclear family.
Conversely, children who live with a lot of family members around would not get enough care and privacy when compared to those who are from a smaller family. To be clearer, in a nuclear family, parents can offer the best for their children, whether it is a product or a service. Children do have their private spaces too to an extent. These cannot be offered easily in a larger family because children need to share their belongings and services with other family members. There would also be occasional unhealthy competitions and bullying among the children. Finally, it is rarely possible for families to stay together at one point in this busy world, which makes joint families fewer in number.
To conclude, though upbringing children in a large family has merits, there exist some practical obstacles and difficulties.
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