The family is a basic unit of society consisting of the husband, wife and their children. Each of these members has their assigned roles and responsibilities. Within a family, everyone assumes these roles. Speaking of these roles and responsibilities, it is important to keep in mind the following key points:
• One of the most important responsibilities of a family is raising a child. It is the most challenging responsibility because the child must be raised from infancy until he is old enough to take care of himself.
• The family is also expected to educate and pass on social norms and culture to their offspring and also give them a position or status in life.
• The family provides emotional, psychological, moral and material support to its members.
• The family must ensure the provision of physical security in terms of food, clothing, shelter and other necessities for their children or other dependent individual members of the family, eg grandparents. However, tradition still believes in assigning specific roles to each member of the family.
Examples of roles and responsibilities of each family member include:
• Provision of food, housing and money for the family
• Make important decisions.
• Prepare food and keep the house in order
• Raise and raise children, teaching them morals and values.
It is important to note that the above roles and any other traditional roles assigned to either parent can be filled by either parent. In fact, both parents must complement each other in carrying out all these functions.
• Obey your parents
• Help with household chores, especially in the kitchen, garden, laundry, car wash, etc.
• Meeting family expectations
• Get good grades in school
Each of these roles is given a status. The status assigned to a particular role within the family reflects the values and beliefs of that family. The higher the status assigned to a role, the greater the authority, privileges, and reward given to that role.