Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Task 2

It is generally accepted that families are not as close as they used to be.
Give some reasons why this change has happened and suggest how families could be brought closer together.
Include any relevant examples from your experience.

Nowadays family’s relationships are different from the past, when it was closer than now. People’s lifestyle is changing as well as their families’ links; consequently, parents and children spend less time together.

In the past, people used to working less time, and it was often that only men work, while women were at home bringing children. Moreover, men spent less time at work than now. People had more time to be together, and it made stronger and closer families.

On the other hand, presently people are looking for new ways to take advantage of their little free time. Related to this situation, parents need to spend as much as possible quality time with their kids. In my point of view, it is the only way to solvent the actual problem. For example, it is quite different a parent who watch television with his/her son to a parent who spend a couple of hours talking with him.

Furthermore, it is essential that mother and father are very interesting in their children ideas, wishes, worries, etc. That is why the most important thing to keep a modern family close is encouraging communication between them. A mother who talks daily with her children have more chance to know and be close with them.

In conclusion, it is wide known that actual lifestyle is different from the past one; it has impacted the family’s relationships, and it is absolutely necessary to find new ways to share time together, but the most important thing to be successful it is strengthen communication.

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