Respect and cherish your family

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 31 January, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 31 January, 2008, 12:00am

Our family is our greatest asset. They provide us with the best and we should respect them at all times.

When we get back home, we feel more relaxed. Our family helps us in many ways. Perhaps we should ask what we can do for them in return.

We should do something to maintain our family's unity and well-being. For example, we could help out with the housework, cheer up and support other family members, and spend more time talking over our problems with them.

Trying your best to treat your family members well will give you lots of positive energy.

The family is a precious treasure. Please protect your loved ones.

Yeung Hang-yu, Tak Nga Secondary School

From the Editor

Thanks for your letter, Hang-yu. I also think family is one of the biggest blessings in life. Our family is always there for us no matter what. Our friends might desert us, but our family will not.

We should treasure our family and treat them with respect. We should communicate with them and listen to them, and share our joys and sorrows with them.

Some teenagers think their parents are old-fashioned or don't understand them. But they should make an effort to talk to their parents instead of assuming they won't understand them. Parents should also make an effort to listen to their children and find out about what's going on with them. Communication is a two-way street.

A harmonious family makes life much more enjoyable.

Helen, Chief Sub-editor