Friday, July 17, 2015

Family Relations Week 13


I know a few people today that have been divorced and it is really hard for them. Divorce can be really tough because it will create a broken family. Some children feel that they are losing both of their parents. The divorce judge gives the children the opportunity to make the choice as to which parent they want to live with every day and they will see the other parent regularly. After the court chooses the parent the child will live with, they can feel that both their mom and dad are not there for them. Children want their parents to be back together but that rarely ever happens.

I know divorce can be hard for people. However, parents who are divorced need to work together to keep a close relationship and be involved with the children’s lives. Even if parents don’t like each other, they need to put their children’s lives first.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Family Relations Week 12

The Joy of Being a Parent

Being a parent can be hard work, but also it can be the greatest job. A parents job is to care and love their child unconditionally, no matter what. Parents help their child to be a better person and to feel love at home. Parents should always teach their children to become independent and know how to manage themselves in the world. Children can learn lots of things from parents and always follow their example. Parents can be good listeners and hear the child’s opinion. A child needs parents that listen to their problems and is comfortable talking about everything. The parents may not like what the child may say, but they need to listen in order to understand the child’s feelings. If the parents continue to do that, they can find ways to help their child and give them good advice while respecting their opinions. When a child is in trouble, it’s important to discipline them, and to do it with firm kindness. Parents can put them in timeout and tell them what they did was wrong and not to do it again. After the child is done getting in trouble, the parents can say to them “I love you, and I hope you learned something.” That will make the child realize that their parents are helping them to not repeat their actions. This will help the child follow the rules in the future on their own. If parents continue to teach and help their child to become a better person in the future, they will realize the hard work of being a parent. This can be the best job for some people. When I become a parent someday, I want my children to be taught, and I want them to know that their mother and father are always there to listen and to love them no matter what.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Family Relations Week 11

Why Fathers Are Important?

I believe that fathers should be part of the child’s life, because it will help the child have a good relationship with his or hers’ father. A father should always be there for the child no matter what. A father has the responsibility to love and care for his children. In The Family: A Proclamation to the World says, “Fathers are to preside over their families in love and righteousness and are responsible to provide the necessities of life and protection for the families.” A father can be an example and care for his children by knowing what the kids are up to at school, what they are doing with their friends, and know who your child as an individual. If a father continues to do that, he will understand the importance on being a good father and grow his relationship with his children through life.

My relationship with my dad is super positive and we are very close. The reason why our relationship is stronger is because he has always been there for me. My dad has taught me how to become a better person throughout my life. I can always go to my dad and talk to him about situations that I am going through and he always will offer positive advice. When I listen to his advice, I can solve my situations and move on through life. My dad is someone who can be kind, loving, and patience. My dad’s role in the family is the peacemaker and is great at solving problems easily. I always look up to my dad and he is a great example in my life. The more I learn from my dad, the more I become who I am today. Thanks dad for being there for me and loving me no matter what.