|Give a talk on family relations.|
Remember to discuss:
- what family relations can be between the members of the family, why
- whether it is good to be an only child, why
- a generation gap and its reasons
- your relations with your family members
Families come in all shapes and sizes nowadays. At present more and more families are divorced and then they remarry. That's why more children have step-brothers, step-sisters, half-brothers and half-sisters. No wonder that there can be some problems in the family relations. Members of many families suffer from misunderstanding because there is a great difference in their tastes and opinions. Besides, children don't like it when there is too much control from their parents because they want to solve their problems independently. On the other hand, if the members of the family love each other there can be no or little argument and the family lives happily.
Some families have only one child nowadays and others have two, three or even more children. In my opinion, both kinds of families have some advantages and disadvantages. On the other hand, if you are an only child in a family, you don't have to share your room with anybody else. What is more, your parents give all their love and care only to you. On the other hand, if you have a brother or a sister, you have some to play with or to talk to, and you'll never feel bored. Furthermore, if you get into trouble, you have someone to help you or give some advice. As for me, I'm an only child in my family, but I think that having a brother or a sister is an amazing feeling, because you know that you won't be lonely in any case and you have someone to share your thoughts and feelings.
There are a lot of problems and conflicts that appear between teenagers and their parents because because they don't understand each other. Generation gap will always exist not only because teenagers and their parents enjoy listening to different kinds of music. A lot of things are different: tastes, manners, behaviour and the stuff like that. Some parents don't want to understand modern views, ideals and system of values so teens are afraid to tell them about their private life. Another reason for the generation gap, in my opinion, is that parents want their children to be clever and learn harder. They are always nagging when their children do badly at school. They make teens do their homework, though sometimes it is unnecessary. Parents don't want to understand that there can be more important things than good marks in the school-leaving certificate. I believe it is necessary to bridge the generation gap and the only way to do it is for parents and children to speak frankly to each other and try to come to an agreement.
As for me, although I'm an only child, I don't feel lonely because my parents always love and take care of me. What is more, we often discuss my problems together. Of course, sometimes I have arguments with my family but despite all our disagreements we always help each other. Everyone in my family is my best friend and I love my family very much.
- Why are family relations so important for us?
- How many children would you like to have in the future? Why?
- Do you have any problems in your family? Why?
- Do your relatives help you to solve your problems?
- Do you always follow your parents' advice? Why?