Joint Family

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parents, children, and relatives: the family as a unit embracing parents and children together with grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and sometimes more distant relatives

the joint family system has been in existence since ancient times. The father is considered as the head of the family. His wife, sons, daughters-in-law and grandchildren together constitutes a joint family. The head of the family feels proud of the great number of members. Research has shown that there are several advantages to living in joint. a joint family system can become a training ground for the future generation to learn and develop attributes and skills of living in harmony with fellow citizens in a society •it is an ideal support system

financially and emotionally for the aging parents, young kids who learn to share and get love and attention from grand-parents, parents and uncles and aunts and for working mothers without the worries of day-care.

We get to know more about life by the experience we come across living in the joint families. A child will grow in a well disciplined manner under the able guidance of the grandfather, grandmother and other elders as they have more experience of various aspects of life. •In joint families all the family members sit together and discuss their own promblems with the family members. Suppose if one member of the family is ill then there are a lot of people to take care of the ill person. •People growing in joint family tend to be more sensitive. Children would not feel neglected as there would be someone or the other to take care of the them in a joint family. •The joint family is ideal for the woman who wants to work as well as have a family. Working women have someone to leave their children with when they are away at work, rather than leaving their children with servants. They can be assured that their children are being looked after by people who care for them almost as much as they do themselves.

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