Family Stories (Books list)

Family bonding can be facilitated by the use of family stories. The stories give family members a sense of cultural identity. Positive cultural legalities such as hard work and cohesiveness are emphasized through such stories. Family traditions are the first traditions that will be inflicted on a person. They are the first beliefs a person can have because they are the first things one can learn. One of the disadvantages of a keen cultural interaction is that there may be negative cultural legalities such as those that describes an individual as being inferior or unattractive.

Family narratives not only create a sense of cohesiveness, but also provides an opportunity for family members to come together and challenge or discuss norms that had been existing before they were already in existence. In general, a person’s first belief will be those that are shared by the family members. Especially, as a result of the amount of time that will be spent with them.

Reactions of individuals to the cultural legalities that they are excluded to may vary from one person to the other. In some individual, it shapes their identity while some, it doesn’t. In this manner, family narratives play a significant role. As one grows, family members such as parents hold a lot of authority and respect in a person’s life. As an individual continues to meet more people and pick up on their beliefs, some loyalty to family beliefs may also be expected of them and so as much as they define themselves, they will be limited regarding how much they can divert from family beliefs. Approval from parents or other influential family members will very much be required.

The list of books

Hills Like White Elephants, by Hemingway

In this book, the American coerces the girl to get an operation that she had not thought of having an interaction. She may have been quite as she was, but her beliefs were substantially changed by the American who required for someone else to be pleased. This goes to show how there are other individuals who will always impose what they believe in these individuals

Every Day uses by Walker

In this book, it is clear that Mama disapproves of the fact that Dee decided to name herself and prefers if she kept her original name and beliefs. Another aspect that is evident from this book is that Dee found her way of determining her identity by picking which things she wanted for her family and those she did not want. The fact that she changed her name was because she did not want to identify with people who tortured them. In a way it was also some allegiance to her family; just that since the idea did not come from her mother it seems rather abrupt.

The fact that she also wanted to marry someone whose name sounded like he was a Muslim was also a problem for Mama. This was probably attributed to the fact that she knew such a marriage would lead Dee change even more from the person she had known when she was younger. Parents want their children to remain the way they had guided them into being. This is why diverging from the beliefs they taught one as a child is met with some criticism.

Mid-Term Break by Heaney

The poem in this books addresses the loss of a younger sibling by a young school boy. He had not seen his father cry before this and the extended family had come to show support by picking him from school and being around the family. The men shake his hands as a sign of him passing onto manhood following this tragedy. In this way, his family has contributed to his identity. The tragedy has caused pain that leads to him to being identified as a man because of having to brave the pain.

Concerning these books, it is clear that regulations from narratives shared in families ensure the meanings are conserved and that future generations do not misinterpret the cues given in the tales. In this way, cultural beliefs would be maintained.  Much as history also defines individuals, culture forms an integral part of a person’s beliefs. From these readings and general life experiences it is apparent that there are so many ways that a family can contribute to someone’s identity.

Individuals usually modify aspects from the narratives told do that it can fit into their current beliefs. In this way, the stories can develop new meaning for them. In this way, stories serve to reinforce culture. In the ‘Midterm Break’ by Heaney, the main character gets the identity of being a man from the extended family following the passing of his younger brother. From the book ‘Everyday use’ by Walker, the main character’s chosen identity is inhibited by her mother because the latter wants Dee to remain the same. Parents are hesitant to welcome change in their children when it constitutes diverging from the way she had been raised. This is because such change is unfamiliar with parents and therefore uncharted grounds with them. That being the case, they would not recommend something they have not done themselves as they are not sure how the child can end up being.

As a result, the family can always support one’s identity if it is something they can identify with so that they too may be able to be there for the child when they need something.

In conclusion, as much as the family plays such a fundamental role in shaping an individual’s beliefs, there are those beliefs that will be strongly reinforced by the experiences that they have in their lives. In life there is a broad selection of ideas; experiences may shape some; some by circumstances, others from religion, whereas the rest, including choice of worship will come from family.

Photos of Your Child on Social Media

According to Lauren “Should Parents Post Photos of Their Children on Social Media? – WSJ”), the chief purpose of posting children pictures is to share them with friends and families to build a community. Of course, this is a good way to connect with other parents, though parents should be prepared to be accountable for what they intend to post if not sharing.  If one lives a thousand miles away from his family or friends, the only way they can share the children’s photos is by posting the pictures on the social media, for instance, on Facebook, Instagram among other social platforms.

It should be clear that at times parents may work in a different atmosphere and often need to move alongside with their children. At one time, parents may find themselves raising their children in a more solitary environment that they cannot get the modern parenthood atmosphere despite them struggling to make it. Lauren holds that such an environment can be created by making use of the internet if not the social platform. As such, parents can quickly post their children’s pictures on their social media to inquire much about something or share their happiness. For instance, if one had twin, he or she would be happy to post the pictures online solely to share their new experience of getting twins.

Nevertheless, pictures posted online might spread further than intended. In Lauren’s view, it is her joy if the picture goes beyond the expected group since it contributes effectively to her profession as an online writer. Lauren stresses further that through posting children pictures, she has been able to create numerous community on social media and the pictures that she posts, has helped a lot her to engage with friends and families. She argues that one can never know whom the picture will touch and the sort of connection it can make. Unexpectedly, many of her friends do enjoy her children’s pictures, and they post good comments about them that make her day. This is quite motivating despite the fact that she might be raising the children somewhere far from the family or in the isolated atmosphere.