Monday, January 9, 2012

Social value of Family

Right from the ancient period families were small with no social organization.A family consisted of husband,wife and children but their were joint families also.But family served the basic biological and psychological needs of the human beings.

Many agricultural groups lived in farms paving way for increased social relationship.Such an increase in social intercourse laid the foundation stone for building empires and nations at a later date.

In the earlier times division of labor among the members of families was defined so that there could be mutual understanding between the members.Though the set up has changed in present day societies man works more for his immediate family rather than for the extended family members.The family constitutes the nucleus of man's activities.

Proper organization of families is necessary for maintaining the harmony and social structure of the societies and communities.A child growing up exhibits the characteristics of the family which nurtures it.Family become the fundamental units of a society.Adler rightly says that a man's role in the family determines his role in society.

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