Family's Role In My Life

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Family is a key role in the development of society. Family plays a huge role in my life. Family comes in all varieties. Some individual have tight knit families while other families are more distant. Having a family can oftentimes be difficult. Some members of the family might start drama which some family members are against. In a family it’s where you create a bond. Whether it’s between brothers and sisters, or even cousins, families always have a bond and how they communicate with each other. Family has to do with a community and how everyone interacts with each other. There is different families that include the domestic family which is the household with the husband, wife and children and an extended family which would involve …show more content…
Who I valued the most in my family is my mother. She grew up in poverty in Puerto Rico and had to find ways to make ends meet. When she came to America, she went from job to job to support herself. After getting with my father she still worked and provided for her family. After having me and my sister she started to enjoy her life a little more. When I was younger my mother was very strict when it came to curfew and going out. Me and my sister would have to be home at a specific time which annoyed me most of the time. I many times rebelled and suffered the consequences. She disciplined me a lot of times during my early teen years. My mother stressed that school is essential to obtain a successful career. She didn’t want her daughters following the same mistakes she has made in her past. She always told me and my sister that going to school and having a good career would benefit us and make us content. She told us to not focus on her but to always focus on us because no one is going to hand us anything. It takes hard work, effort, and determination to make it where you want to be in life. That has always stuck with me even until this day. My mother made a lot of sacrifices for me and my sister. Even though she’s strict, stubborn and always wants to get her point across, she is a loving, caring, and hard-working woman that I look up to. She has influenced me to do better in my life and has taught me …show more content…
Some were having faith in god, to respect others (respect elderlies) and to be loving and kind. Also doing household chores. These family values were around me growing up. If I were to have children in the future I would teach them how to respect others, to work what they want for in life, and to follow the rules that are given to them. I will pass on these family values to my children to show them the way I was raised and to teach them valuable lessons that they can learn in life. I would teach them to embrace their culture and remember where they came from. Often times children become americanized and lose their sense of culture that was brought from their ancestry, but I will teach them about their culture so they don’t have a sense of not knowing where they come from. I will not teach my children to become religious. I in particular am not a religious person so I wouldn’t teach them those beliefs. If they want to become religious later on in their lives I will be acceptant of their choice. The values that my mother has taught me will reflect the values that my children are taught. My values are very important to me and that is why i choose to give those values to my future children. Without values in a family, you are not taught and don’t have the knowledge of what your family truly stands for. Values are very important to have in a family, especially when having children. Values build the individual 's character and

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