If you look at today’s world it is possible to see how the family units might be undervalued. The role of the father in the family is often something that is missing as they are mostly spending time at work. In some countries this becomes completely the norm and in Japan father’s only generally spend much time with their children on a Sunday.
This is because they spend the other days commuting to work and when combined with the intense work schedule they don’t have much time to spend with their children during the week. In the worlds view it is generally accepted that work comes before being a father for men.
It might not be the quite the same in the UK as men generally don’t work the same intense schedule but it can still be a struggle to fit your children in when you have to spend a lot of time working. This is a flawed structure and people should focus on having a job that allows them the free time they need to spend with their family and build a quality relationship with their children.
Consumerism is a misdirected lifestyle and the poor food choices that people are making in the modern world, especially in the United States, is leading to an increased amount of obesity and diabetes in both adults and children. Religion is something that is on the decline and while it is flawed in many ways, a general positive message that can be taken away from it is can be the roots of family values.
Matthew Kelly, who is an author writing about how to build a better family, has said that it is very important to think outside the box when you are trying to build a stronger family unit. He says that people should look outside their normal behaviour and see how they could bring a focus back to building bonds with their family.
He also says that some of the best ways to do this is to start working from home more if possible and start questioning a traditional lifestyle and find a way to live a healthier and happier life.
Working from home can be something that is challenging but it is also way that many people find happiness. Not having to work typical office hours means that you can choose when you work and make the hours better suited to your family life. This is likely to improve your happiness significantly as you’re going to be able to forget about the stresses of work more easily and spend more time with your family.
Many people also find working from home gives them more time to eat healthier and exercise more. This in turn leads to a happier state of being, not just for the person who’s working from home but also for their family who are going to benefit from more nutritious and healthy meals that the person can prepare.