For most of us family means the people, we are born to, and family members mean the people we are related to by blood. Essentially a family consists of parents and children, but family can mean a lot more.
For example, a family can be a very big unit comprising grandparents, uncles, aunts and the entire lineage or family tree. Or else family members can be adopted members as well. Pets are also considered very important family members.
When we spend time with our families, the following happens:
Emotional Ties Are Strengthened
Without our emotions, we will be just like robots. Having strong and healthy emotional ties make us a complete human being, and the children also pick up spontaneous humane behavior. Studies have shown that people with lacking emotional development show odd behavioral tendencies and often suffer from mental ailments. Family time spent together, stay in our memories lifelong and enrich our life experiences, these captured memories as photographs or videos remain to be our lifelong source of happiness and inspiration.
Communication Gets Sorted Out
Incomplete communication can often make us feel blocked, or we may even feel that we have reached a dead end. When we meet with our family members we talk freely, and the neural knots in our brains and nervous system start to unwind, and our systems regain their characteristic unhindered natural communicability. When we communicate freely, we are able to discuss our problems and see matters from different perspectives and are better equipped to face the many different hues of life.
Children Are Positively Motivated
Children feel greatly reassured when they are visited by their parents or elders. They greatly heed the advice and expectations of parents and are motivated to work harder in their academics or their chosen fields. They have a desire to excel and make their family proud.
Children also feel emotionally strengthened and refrain from picking up bad habits or violent behavioral patterns. Studies have shown that children who have to face lonely or neglected childhood or adolescence period tend to pick up harmful habits such as smoking, alcohol or even drugs. Positively motivated children tend to pick up healthy habits and hobbies and have a greater chance of success with life.
Loneliness Is Driven Away
All beings crave for a caring company. You may have noticed that even the pets feel so happy in the company of loving and good natured people. So, it is often advised for the unfortunate lonely people to keep at least the company of pets so as not to fall into depression.
Time Is Well Spent
During family times together we get to eat great food, see wonderful places and movies, we exchange gifts, ideas and thoughts and even little things we do together seem to provide so much happiness. Just try doing these alone, and it will make you wonder what is exactly missing!
Whatever be the type of family a very important feature of all families is that all the members are united by emotional ties of commitment towards each other and ignoring the family is like ignoring part of the self. Revisiting our families makes us revisit our roots and strengthens our own conviction.