I really enjoyed watching both of the films. They both present struggles that families can face but having money in life may not always make things easier for a family. In fact, more issues can occur. Without communication, love, and lack of support, money can't make feelings disappear and bring happiness. My Family is extremely important to me. I believe that parent-child relationships are very important as well. The grandmother in 'a Raisin in the sun' reminded me so much of my mother.
Lena Younger did a great job of keeping the family together and was in good control of her families' future and only wanted the best for her grandson and her family. My parents support their children in all ways that are possible. Many issues can occur in ones life. The movie 'A raisin in the sun' showed how a family can communicate and stay together and deal with complicated issues, I was so glad that they can found a way to be happy in the end. The Younger family unfortunately could not spend the money how they wanted to but they still managed to succeed in being content and stayed together. Ordinary People' was a movie about a family that lived a different way, when a family has to deal with an important crisis in their life. The mother in this film was very cold. I felt that she had to play this role of being a perfectionist and never wanted to show her friends that there were serious issues involving her family. She only cared about what her family looked like and her status symbol to other people. She had to maintain that perfect image. Conrad had a lot to deal with as a young adult and there was no support at all from his mother.
Unfortunately, I see notice a lot of problems that some of my students experience due to the fact that are raised in these multimillion-dollar families with no traditional family structure and warmth. The children that get dropped off and picked up from school from their nannies, when the mom in fact does not work, devastate me. These children are starving for attention. I believe that families should provide their children and grandchildren, a sense of belonging. As a teacher, I try my best to give them the extra attention they may need.
I would also add into my curriculum different activities that involve the parents coming into the classroom to engage with their child and their peers. For example, I had career day in school, where the parents each had a turn to come into the classroom and speak to the children. This was a great way to involve the parents into the school. Building a child's self esteem in the early stages of childhood is critical in many ways. Conrad, was unfortunately suffering from low self-esteem, he had to live his life to please others. There was no compassion or support from the mother.
Families should provide emotional support at all times. I know when I face issues that I can't deal with alone, my family will be with me through thick and thin and support me whether I like it or not. My favorite quotes: 'Home! And this is my room - and you are all here! And I'm not going to leave here ever again, because I love you all! And --- Oh, Auntie Em ----- there's no place like home! ' 'I think they meant it When they said you can't buy love Now I know you can rent it A new lease you are, my love, On life - all my life' Rent The Musical (money can't buy you happiness? love can!!! )