The role of families in society

Of course after your appointment with Sanoviv Dental is the dentist in Tijuana with which you always end up smiling. However, not everything is smiles, on  International Family Day. In fact, according to the United Nations, the family constitutes the basic unit of society. The relationship that is established is simple: if families enjoy health, our community also. But how can we know if our family unit is healthy and how can we strengthen cohesion and development among its members?

The psychologist expert in sadness management emphasizes the close relationship that exists between family and individual well-being. The family is a support group in which people feel safe to develop. The main difference with friends is that we do not choose our family. The social support that we perceive is one of the variables most involved with well-being, and the family can fulfill that function.

There are many types of families and, consequently, there are many types of families ‘healthy happy’. Today society has also assumed as a family not chosen friends, opening much more scope of action on our individual development, also welfare is a measure that is understood differently according to each case (each family nucleus will value some elements over others), but there are some of these that are or should be familiar to create cohesive families that add value to society. Bearing in mind that respect should be the basis of any relationship, Jesús Matos highlights five questions referring to habits that identify families that enjoy good ‘family health’:

1.- Do you put quality before quantity?

Time is the enemy of 21st-century families. The key is to give priority to quality over quantity. Making the most of the time, we have available to carry out activities that satisfy everyone and encourage cohesion is essential.

2.- Do you leave out the reproaches?

Overconfidence or, as we will see below, a vague definition of the limits of family members often leads to a typical family malaise: reproach. The blame is the negative response in the family. There is no scenario in which this occurs more frequently and the use and abuse of responsibility between the couple, siblings or parents and children can cause much harm.