reply to post by Advantage
I agree - my topic wasn't an all out, let's go back in time and live, but a way of rekindling a simpler family structure. With the ways kids and
adults are now-a-days, a restructure of some sort is needed. Priorities should be made and met.
One priority should be a defined role in one's family. Back then, it was almost common sense when it came to your role in the family. Now, not so
much. Kids are not appreciated in the family unit as they should be and they can sense it. Same goes for the parental roles.
Only person who has a sense of being is the mother - who bears the burden of trying to keep it all in check from a family who under-appreciates her.
During her 'trying to keep in all in check' mode, she emasculates the father figure - which causes him to seek other avenues to reclaim his
masculinity. Which often leads to infidelity or physical abuse. The children may be neglected from the parents power struggle and issues, growing up
with very little guidance. Then they grown up with the bad habits they learned from observing their parents and the cycle continues...but gets worse
with each generation.