Essay by ruffpaloHigh School, 12th gradeA, March 2005

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Family is a group of people whom you spend most of your life with. They

see how you act under pressure and how easily you become angered, yet love

each other despite their faults. Family is a very important part of the way a child

grows, thinks, and behaves. One's family, especially the parents, contributes in

shaping their attitudes and minds. Family also helps to distinguish the

differences between right and wrong and gives guidance to their family in making

the right decisions.

Although this is the mere surface of family, most relationships within the family go

much deeper. Family units learn to depend on each other, grow with each other,

and share with each other to bring out the potential in everyone, so that it is

possible for them to fulfill their dreams. Family is so important because it is not

only one of the first means of socialization for a child but it stays with them until

death. The bond within the family is incredible, in most cases, because they

encounter so many obstacles yet remain united. Family uses primarily three

factors when raising a child, which are physical, emotional and spiritual factors.

Each of these factors plays a significant role in a child's life, preparing them for

the independent world, and also showing them that they are loved and important.

When dealing with physical factors shaping a child, there are several

aspects that need to be taken into consideration. Abuse has severe negative effects on a child because that child may feel that

love is shown through abuse and it would be very possible that they would either

enter an abusive relationship or abuse others. Although abuse is wrong, discipline is needed to shape a child's behavior. Many people would debate whether or not spanking is appropriate...