DISCUSSION MODULE 2
Ido not judge people for the choices they make when it comes to theissues of relationships and marriages. However, personally, I intendto get married one day. Please note that I do not plan to get marriedjust for the sake of it I would love to marry a person who loves me-the right person. Funny enough, I do not have the concrete reasons asto why I plan to get married, but at the back of my mind, I know thatit is my subconscious urge to nurture and care and be cared for atthe same time. I know that some people do not want to get married,but since it is their choice, I do not have any blame on them. Myintention for getting married is to allow myself to be in a long-termrelationship with the love of my life. More importantly, I will marrywhen I am financially stable.
Basedon what I read and hear from people, the common type of power Iforesee in my marriage is that of resources. A considerable amount ofresearch has dug dip into understanding what gives an individual morepower in a marriage or relationship. The resource theory of familypower tries to expound on the issue by stating that power balancingdirectly corresponds to the resources that each partner has in arelationship. Resources, in this case, refer to what every spousebrings to the marriage they include a good education, good looks, agood job, money, popularity, and charming looks among others. Inother words, the person who has more resources in a relationship hasmore influence and power. For instance, if the wife has no job or anysource of income, she may tend to agree with almost everything thatthe husband says since he is the one who does everything for thefamily. It means the husband has got all the power.
Thethree benefits of having children are raising self-esteem, creatinga bond, and influencing a life. On self-esteem, it is the joy ofevery parent to bear children. Having children indicates that theperson is not barren, and hence can mingle freely with others. Thosewho cannot give birth are normally regarded as people of low value,and this greatly lowers their self-esteem. Bonding is a majoradvantage of having children as well. A parent with a child orchildren will never lack company. Having a good bond with a childraises their self-esteem since it provides them with the firstintimacy. Notably, it is the joy of every parent to see their childsmile. Influencing a life is essential since it makes the parentshappy when they see their children growing morally upright. On theother hand, having children has its demerits as well. Three of thesedemerits are financial strains, physical strains, and negativeeffects on marriage. On my side, the advantages outweigh thedisadvantages on my decision to have children.
Bloodis a paramount human resource in the society. It has captivated thehumankind since long time ago, and as such, it has been considered tobe a living element at the center of life. Its study has resulted inthe discovery of high practical significance, which has greatlycontributed to knowledge development in various science fieldsincluding molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, and artificialblood substitutes. Simply put, blood is a component that can beregarded as a resource that sustains life. It is the solution to theproblems of people suffering from myriad ailments including thedeficiencies of blood in the body. The courts of law usually giveback the children to their parents after cases of abuse or neglectbecause it is only the parent who cannot mistreat their child. In myopinion, a parent is any person who can provide care to a child theyare relatives of the first degree to the child.
Onemyth is that if you spare the rod, you spoil the child. Beating thechild every time does not make them morally upright. As such, themyth is untrue because bringing up a child requires more guidancethan beating. In fact, constant beating of children makes them loseself-esteem, and this makes them emotionally unstable. It is thusadvisable that parents opt for guiding and counseling their children,rather than beating them all the time. Another myth is that parentsare not supposed to fight in the presence of their children. Althoughthis may carry some weight, it is in my opinion that when parentslearn to amicably solve their problems when their children arearound, they positively impact on them. Children learn by seeing andhearing. As such, they will learn that solving life issues in calmand mature manner is the best practice. Myths persist because peopletend to believe them, thus taking them to be true when they are not.
Iwill never spank my children. I am against spanking because of theundesirable outcomes that come along with it. According to thestudies, spanking comes along with three behaviors that are notdesirable in children. These are long-term non-compliance, short-termnon-compliance, and aggression. Additionally, it damages thepsychological health of the child, increases their criminal anddelinquency behavior, and it increases the chances of future physicalassault of the child.
Overthe past three decades, the U.S has gone through a noteworthymakeover. The growth in income for the middle class has beenstalling, whereas that of the top class has been drastically rising.From 1979 to 2007, the income for the middle class went up by 35%.Moreover, the middle-class families have distanced themselves fromthose at the low class, but this has been achieved by their increasein working hours, the supply of labor, and household debts thatmaintain their consumption.
Thereare certain challenges that duel working parents go through, but thestay at home parents do not experience. Duel working fathers andmothers go through hardships, but in ways that are different. Formothers, their hardest thing is time management. They constantly findthemselves in a rush since they have to take care of numerous thingswithin a limited amount of time, before leaving for work. Whilemothers find their time to be too little, fathers usually complainthat work denies them time to spend with their children. As a result,some parents fail to balance between family and work, and they thusend up surrendering with either the mother or the father quittingthe workforce. As such, it is apparent that the stress that comesalong with parenting is a lot more to duel working parents ascompared to the stay at home parents.
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