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Joint family -- a boon for both mom and child

Arika Tiwari
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Joint family a boon for both mom and child

Since the 1990's, there was a major change in the Indian family system – that of more and more people opting to live as nuclear families rather than in a joint family, especially in the cities. Quite a few of us have grown up in joint families, and probably associate them with fond memories of spending quality time with our grandparents, various aunts and uncles and playing with our cousins. Over the years, we have perhaps forgotten the significance of living in a joint family and the many benefits it offers. Proparent blogger Arika Tiwari helps refresh our memories and highlights 6 key positive features of living in and bringing up our child in a joint family.

  • Working parents can rest easy knowing that your child is being well taken care of at home by family, and it saves you money too!
  • Having more time to care for yourself helps you be a better, calmer person, mother and wife…how can living in a joint family help?
  • All parents want only the best for their child – but in trying to provide that and being busy with our work, we end up giving less time and energy to our child! This can impede their emotional and physical development too. Living in a joint family can help take care of all these issues and more
  • The knowledge and experience that is passed down the generations is invaluable and enriches our lives. Read further for more on the benefits of being a part of a joint family– for you and your child


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Priyanka Ranjan

| Sep 04, 2017

saraneet may be m not into ur situation so could not understand properly . u sud talk to ur mother n law if ur worried about her behaviour n ur kid may be communication could help.

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Sarneet Kaur

| Sep 03, 2017

Priyanka Ranjan u don't known my mother in law intension... She wants my daughter with her all time even sleeping time at night... That I can't do because in in laws home my support is my daughter only

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Ritu Thakkar

| Sep 02, 2017

true. all these are just talks... the reality is totally different. Joint family brings lots of home responsibilities. Grandparents feel we just have to fulfill them and they will take care of the child.

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Priyanka Ranjan

| Sep 01, 2017

saranJeet u r being kiddish its like situation where a kid want to have own toy with him only. small kids are very cute so everyone in the family wants to play and spend time especiaĺly grannis. you should think the other way if some in ur family is taking care of the baby then ur lucky . u will have time for ur work n even u will get time to rest as small kids do not sleep properly at night. mom n child relation is so precious none can take mom's place. For entire day m out of home as soon as I reach my kids give me warm welcome. so don't worry have little patience enjoy the time with ur tiny kid

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Pratibha Malhotra

| Aug 31, 2017

my case is also the same... living in big joint family but no one gives time n care... only I knw hw I manage things I do my house chores when my BAby's sleeping n doesn't expect frm anyone to come n sit with my LO so that I can tk bathe n do other works... sb shock ho jaate h sunn k ki even daada daadi doesn't care n says we r not bound... really a worst feeling...

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Kruti Sarma

| Aug 31, 2017

Sarneet Kaur just enjoy it. definitely mom n baby bond is something none can steal it. it's so special. I had to leave my job cos none were able to give the care needed for my DD. of course saying is easy but being in situation n handling ppl is difficult.

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Sarneet Kaur

| Aug 30, 2017

In our joint family, members have silent fight of taking care of my daughter.... Everyone wants my daughter to be with them... I also had left my job so I also want my daughter with me, only when she is sleeping I try to finish my work.... But everyone at home let me feel mother is not much important for a child when they live in joint family... My mother in law want my child to be with them always very rarely she left us alone... She always try to impress her so that she will love to be with her dadi... I feel shy to impress my daughter with action song and dance in front of my in laws and no alone time with her... So sometimes I feel I will loose her love... She wants me only when she want mother milk that's all... So how joint family is good in my case?

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Nimisha Jambusaria

| Aug 29, 2017

very true.... being in a joint family has its own benefits and comfort.... i cant even imagine being alone in future.... and what my daughter is learning from her grandparents.... i may hv not been able to teach her..... a little adjustment and a little compromise is actually a Family.... i believe

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Priyanka Ranjan

| Aug 28, 2017

leaving in joint family is of course a better option wen both husband and wife are working. The little kids at least have a feeling of security and love. working parents do not have enough time to spend with their kids it develops a feeling of being ignored in kids. money can buy numerous toys baby sitter will do there job but love of grandparents and feeling of being important no one else can give.

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Arika Tiwari

| Aug 27, 2017

Yes Kruti, if other family members have no attachment with the baby and doesn't help at all then definitely there is no fun staying in a big f family. But in most of the families, grandparents are atleast supportive and love their grand children.

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Kruti Sarma

| Aug 27, 2017

I dnt think so.. even if u r in joint family, if u r with someone who dnt offer help to u in taking care of baby it's a waste.

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Sejal

| Aug 27, 2017

So truely said Arika.. .. Joint family is a boon. ... we are just 2 of us ...and finding it so so difficult in bringing up my daughter. everyday she wants to go to her friend's place... as she is bored of us. Basically she is missing people in her life... so once she is out of the house ..does not want to return back home before she is exhausted..

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priya vm

| Aug 25, 2017

nice description

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Madhu Rakesh Datt

| Aug 25, 2017

me nd my husband both r working. we go to our work place without any tension as our baby stays with her grandparents.

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