Discuss advantages and disadvantages of joint family system. What values do you think children learn from grandparents? Discuss with the refrence to the portrait of a lady. 150 words

Dear student,

Such questions are meant to test your writing skills and should be attempted on your own. However, these points will help you elaborate:

- A joint family has many members: grandparents, children, uncles, aunts, parents, etc.
- For a growing child, it is better to have more family members in the house.
- He gets taken care of by grandparents, uncles and aunts if the parents are away for work.
- He learns different skills from different people.
- Members can imbibe valuable ethics from stories told by grandparents.
- People does learn how to share and care for other members.
- There is a safe and secure environment with the presence of family members.  

- There may be friction among the family members leading to misunderstanding and quarrels.
- Higher earning members may tend to insult or illtreat the lower earning members of the family.
- If everybody is not consulted in taking important descisions, it could lead to disgruntlement.
- At times, joint families become the home of gossip and rumours that could eventualy crumble the family relations.


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