September 29, 2023

Modern Myths & Misconceptions About the Meaning of Family

Having a happy family is a treasure. But, not everyone is lucky enough to own a happy and peaceful family! Some people live alone without strong family connections. Some people even cannot find their parents or grandparents. They are looking for finding their family history and family ties. However, there are many people who still value the strong connections between each family member.

What is a family? How do you define the meaning of family?

meaning of Family

If I ask the question, what is a family, this will mean different for different people. It is not a secret that these days family means many different things and many people look at their family from different angles. How do you define the meaning of a family?

Though the word ‘family’ sounds really simple, defining a family is not really easy. However, in a family, each family member has ties to each other. Most of situations, they follow common rules and culture. For each member, their family members are important and valuable.

Misconceptions about the Meaning of Family

meaning of Family

Although a family is a small unit where members are connected to each other emotionally, there are many myths and misconceptions about the meaning of family. You may belong to a traditional family, blended family, or extended family, it is really important to identify your responsibilities to live in your family without creating unnecessary issues. Family is really important and with a family, you know that you are not alone.

But, some people consider friends as family whereas some people consider their pets as family members. Therefore instead of defining the family in a dictionary form, it is important to identify the meaning of the family considering the value of each family member. In your lifetime, you may belong to different families including traditional family and extended family. You may also live with members of a blended family where there are kids from both parents’ previous relationships. In such situations, you need to know other members’ choices and need to know the importance of living united as one family.

When you know the importance of your family and when you know your responsibilities towards your family, living with your family members is something that you admire! You will belong to a happy family which creates memories day by day!

Amila Gamage Wickramarachchi

Amila Gamage Wickramarachchi is the founder of this blog. She shares her parenting and lifestyle experiences of raising a child in Singapore.

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