The Chinese family ideas are related with her cultural traditions. harmonious extended families(big families) used to be very admirable, and it was not uncommon for four generations to liveunder the same roof. With this convention many young couples would continue to live with theparents. However, this practice is changing. With the improvement of the housing condition, morecouples choose to live away from the parents but they still have close relations。
Many elderly people help take care of their grandchildren and their children spare time to visitthem, esp on important occasions like the Spring Festival and the Mid-Autumn Festival.
The full name of Chinas Han ethnic group(people) is composed of family name( surname)andgiven name. One characteristic of the Chinese name is that the family name is always put beforethe given name. For thousands of years, the paternal surname( the fathers family name) has beenpassed down through generations. However, it is not uncommon now for a child to have the maternal surname(the mothers family name). Generally speaking, a given name contains one ortwo Chinese characters, which carries the parents hope for the kid. Therefore, its easy to inferfrom the name what kind of person the parents expect their child to be, or what kind of life to leadParents attach great importance to naming their kid as it will be his or her lifelong company
Chinese families attach great importance to childrens education. Many parents believe that theyshould work hard to guarantee their kid good education. They are not only willing to invest in their childs education but also spend much time in supervising his or her study for most parentshope that their child can be admitted into a prestigious university Owing to Chinas reform andopening-up, more and more parents can afford their kids study in a foreign country or an international exchange programme, which will broaden his or her horizon. Through all theseefforts, they expect their child to grow up healthily to make contribution to the nationsdevelopment and prosperity.
四代同堂——four generations to liveunder the same roof.
中国家庭十分重视孩子的教育。——Chinese families attach great importance to childrens education.
为国家的发展和繁荣作岀贡献——make contribution to the nationsdevelopment and prosperity.
名字往往会伴随孩子一生——it will be his or her lifelong company
中国的家庭观念——The Chinese family ideas