The today's family life changed a lot. Many parents are divorced, a lot of mothers and fathers have their job far away from home. The children are often alone and lonely ... but what are the reasons for this happening?
First of all, I think that modern technology is one main reason for this problem. Many parents work in their nearest cities from their home. They work with computer in big offices and came home late at night. However, they have no time to look after their children.
In the past, families used to work “as a family”. Every member worked hard and helped the family to survive, for example farmers. Furthermore, the education used to be controlled by the parents, not like today's day-schools with teachers and professors. On the other hand, there must be a solution to bring separated families together. At my point of view, families should spend their free time together. I am thinking about weekends or the time after work. Children need their parents even when they are older. To give a reasonable example, I often go out with my parents, mostly for dinner. Then my sister and I speak about our future plans or something else. An intensive conversation is a possible solution. A similar way is, to divide your job into half-part work-times and spend your free time leftover wilt your loved ones. A point against this statement is to have financial problems.
To sum up I wish that every family is as close as possible with each other, if they like that.