The Conflict Parents And Children Essay

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Nowadays it is easy to find various conflicts between parents and children; such as whom to marry, what occupation to study for, etc. These conflicts are emphasized even more so when there is a cultural difference between the parent and the child. In most cases the conflict may be found when the parent expects their children to receive the optimal education in order to find a high paying and “honorable” vocation. A family confrontation between generations based on a cultural gap may lead to differences in ideologies, such as marriage, vocation and religious.
Many families who immigrate to America may find that there’s a conflict when it comes to their child deciding whom to marry. Most parents only approve of their children getting married to someone of a similar culture. For example, my brother’s daughter wanted marry a guy whose parents migrated from India- the antithesis of my brother’s culture. My brother and his wife did not accept this marriage considering they emigrated from Belarus. My brother’s daughter, who grew up exposed to the American culture did not agree with her father’s traditional and unilateral views. Although she understood her father’s reasoning for this forbidden marriage, her liberal point of view lead her to rebel against her father’s word and marry a man of a different culture.
Another reason for why my brother did not approve his daughter to marry a man from Indian origins was for religious reasons. Many immigrants parents want accept their children marriage the same religious and traditions customs. They concern that their children and grandchildren will follow religious customs which they keep for many generations. That why parents concern that their children will marry to the right person. However, children sometimes think differently. They want get marry for love. Those contrasting point of view lead parent’s children conflict. Some grandparents could not see their grandchildren for many years. They not allowed participating in grandchildren’s lives.