The family unit although in theory sounds harmonious, in practice doesn’t always turn out like that.
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 change and that changes the family dynamics. Parents go through their own challenges and that brings about uncertainties. Blending families are now also commonplace in society, often as the result of the breakdown of the traditional family structure that also brings change in the family dynamics.
Emotional issues, financial problems and stress are also other reasons why parents don’t get it right. They aren’t always emotionally equipped to take on such a challenge and although children make their 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 the family unit doesn’t always work, but we can always work to change that; 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.