Continuing our retrospective trip back in time to the era in which you were a child…
We are still focussing on Family Environment. Let’s have a conversation about where you believed that children ‘fit’ within the family unit when you were growing up.
My personal experience was that there was a very clear family hierarchy, with dad firmly at the top!
As children, we were expected to be respectful and to do as we were told. The phrase “children are seen and not heard” was a good indication of how families operated during that time.
What are your perceptions of how children ‘fit’ within the family unit when you were a child? Please share your ideas!
Post written by: Julie Noonan, School Engagement Co-ordinator, Berry Street Childhood Institute