Modern families come in all shapes and sizes, but all are combinations of people with their own unique experiences and values who are trying to express who they really are inside. Family life can be really great - or very stressful and complex - but it is vital to help us learn that other people think and feel things differently than ourselves.
Family life is also all about trying to achieve a healthy work–life balance. We thrive and falter dependent on how the relationships between family, work, time, money, and health are managed and, in the modern world, for many this has become an increasingly complex situation. Responsibility for a good work-life balance lies with not only with employers, but also on government policymaking. Over the last two decades it has become clear that the ability to maintain a healthy balance has been further challenged by the introduction of digital technology.
In many countries around the world we are now seeing the impact of very significant changes in family life on the health and wellbeing of children.
Want to explore your own values and those of your family as a whole?
Family Values Survey