Families go through different challenges which led to the rise of the International Day of Families. The day was specially crafted for people to get informed on the many challenges that families face. A family is considered as the basic unit where a society originates from. It is significant to identify the issues that affect families and address them.
People also needed to know how important a family is in their lives. Each year a new subject is selected to address challenges that bring instability in families. The United Nation coordinates the activities that happen by giving families guidance on what will be celebrated each year. A family’s stability is important in a community as it gives human beings a peace of mind when their bond is strong.
This day is important because it educates people on the significance of stable families to the society. Many families break up because the members do not understand why it is vital for families to stick together. With a rise in single parents and a decline in families where the children live with both parents, the International Families Day is important. It highlights the reasons why a strong family unit can help a person feel more comfortable and better about themselves. Living in a family that has a strong bond gives you a sense of belonging. It helps guide broken families on how to mend their broken ties and live happily as one.
On this day, families jointly spend quality time together by engaging in a productive activity depending on the stated theme. Families can volunteer to work towards achieving a goal that will help the community. When families engage in a common activity, their bond grows stronger by getting to understand each other’s weaknesses and likes. The key objective for this day is to ensure that families have time for each other away from the daily tasks. With parents and children being busy in their daily activities, families rarely get time to spend together therefore utilizing the chance to strengthen their bond.
It helps people recognize that families are different by pointing out the different types of parents. Human beings will appreciate their families after a realisation that there are other families that might be going through the same problems. Recognizing problems that various families go through gives people a relaxation feeling as they will know how to handle the same situation given the experience from other families. Families advise each other on what to do to stay together and solve the problems that they face. The International Day of Families helps appreciate all families whether they consist of one parent, no children or not. International Day of Families is about celebrating and appreciating all types of families without any discrimination.
Neighbouring families can choose to visit a specific place and get to know more about one another. Different families can go out to a picnic and analyze their family’s tree line. This day brings neighbouring families together for them to relate better. When neighbours understand each other, the trust between them grows as they engage in exciting activities. This is important in building a better community with love and cohesion.
The International Day of Families gives families an opportunity to have critical conversations about some challenges that different families face. Families discuss the issues like poverty which families across the world face. It is does not only focus on celebrations but parents take the opportunity to educate their children on serious issues in life. Children will know how to deal with these issues by giving them a better understanding of these challenges. It is a matter of families choosing the topic to discuss as they celebrate this day.
A family can choose to invite their older members to give them information on the family’s history. It is the opportunity for the younger generation to learn more of their roots to understand where they come from. Their grandparents can tell them about the relatives that the children have never met or the past events that happened within their families. When a person knows their ancestors, they will learn how to appreciate the importance of their families. The older generations will enjoy spending time with the young ones as they answer their enthusiastic questions. Children will know their ancestry and get to know their long-lost relatives.