The family unit although in theory sounds harmonious, in practice doesn’t always turn out like that.
So why do families get things wrong?
The nature of family is such that they have different opinions, different personalities, different values and different beliefs. Animosity brought about through jealousy is also part of the family scenario and it is all of those things that have been known to drive a wedge between family members.
Family circumstances often change and that changes the status quo on the family dynamics. Parents may go through their own challenges and that will bring about uncertainties. Blending families are now also commonplace in society, often as the result of the breakdown of the traditional family structure that will also bring change in the family dynamics.
Emotional issues, financial problems and stress are also other reasons why parents don’t parent right. The sad reality is that often parents aren’t emotionally equipped, to take on such a challenge and although children make our lives right in one way, they can also bring about more stress in another, as they grow and become more demanding, making a parent less equipped to cope.
The way things are I don’t believe the family unit always works, but we can always work on change. Work on how our parents parented us, so that we change the way we parent with our own children.
This blog is dedicated to Bobbi Kristina and her family. RIP Bobbi Kristina.