After 2 years of my marriage my son was born and that was the time I knew and got the most of the benefit of staying in a joint family. My mom in law, bro in law and father in law took turns to look after my son. I did not feel tired for a single second being a mother as my family was with me to support. Mothers know how hard is to look after and bringing up kids all alone. But I never felt that and my son grew in the joint family pampered by grand parents and also getting nice shouts from us parents. Now as a teenager he is a very affectionate and well behaved and most importantly a very kind hearted kid with good morals.
I personally believe most of these qualities came to him because we stayed as a joint family for a long time. Unlike some of the teenage kids he is very close to me and share everything with me that happened in the school and before having his lunch after coming from school he never misses to ask me to have lunch with him. Iam very sure that my son would never choose the wrong way in life and would be a responsible citizen. I strongly believe that staying in a joint family will definitely have a good impact on future generation although there are pros and cons. After all every thing in life has its own pros and cons and staying in a joint family has lot of pros compared to cons.
To end with we are not in a joint family now as my in laws got settled in their home town and sadly my father in law who was a great support to our family passed away 2 years back suddenly of a massive attack leaving us alone. But I still have lot of sweet memories with me of staying in a joint family which I miss so much. Please let me know your views about joint family in the form of comments I love to hear your opinions.