A family is created so that two loving people are always there, wake up next to each other every day, give each other love and tenderness. The result of such intense love must, of course, be a child to whom the love of the parents will be directed.
However, Romanian families are created for the sake of the child, for the joy and happiness of watching him grow up and take his first steps as their child. For Romanians, a child means so much personal happiness that even the problems of single-parent families or single mothers and underage parents recede into the background.
In Romanian families, there are always from two to three or four children, and all attention is always paid to children and their upbringing. Young people do not always think about whether they can give everything their child needs.
As a result of the fact that the number of illegitimate children and children born to underage mothers increased, many single-parent families arose when either a father or a mother alone had to raise children. Over time, people began to understand that starting a family does not only mean the joy of having a baby, it also means great responsibility and knowledge of family life.
Now marriages in Romania are concluded at a later age, when young spouses are already ready to create another unit of society. There are fewer children in Romanian families, and, accordingly, financial investments in raising children have increased.
The couple began to understand that they can pay more attention to one or two children, because they will have enough funds to give them an excellent education and raise worthy people. In traditional Romanian families, no matter what position of the parents is, they should devote all their attention only to their children.
Of course, when, for example, the wife is at work almost all day, the spouse must take on the responsibility of raising the child, or vice versa. There is no division of responsibilities for raising children in a Romanian family. In Romania, it is customary to be partners in the family, mutually replacing each other.
Like the wife, the husband must take over the housework and household chores, and the family never questions who will wash the dishes or who will go for a walk with the child. In Romania, a woman works on an equal basis with a man, and such a concept as a "housewife" is simply not understood here.
Women often hold even higher positions than men and contribute to the financial situation of the family. That is why spouses become equal in the family, and each of them has equal rights, both at home and at work.
In addition to officially contracted marriages, in Romania there are a significant number of couples who simply engage in cohabitation. However, such couples can live for several years, have children together, and their children will have the same rights as children born in marriage.
Cohabitation does not mean that the "spouses" can do what they want. They bring up their children in the same way, under the same conditions, as ordinary traditional Romania.
In Romania, there is a compulsory ten-year education, which children receive in schools, after which they have a certificate in their hands. The certificate is a ticket to obtaining secondary specialized or higher education.
Most parents try to ensure that their children receive a higher education, but if they do not have such an opportunity, then the children, being capable of independent decisions, can get higher education later, having already got a job.
Despite the fact that children are given a lot of attention, both by parents themselves and by grandparents, this does not mean that children grow up to be completely spoiled people. The fact is that each of the adults instills certain values in their child.
For example, parents teach a child to honor elders, love their parents, always be honest, and the like. Grandparents, in turn, direct their upbringing to teach children to keep the history of the family and their ancestors, to value and respect national traditions and to follow the traditions of the family and religion. They pass on their knowledge and memory to children, historically significant events in the family.
Despite the fact that in Romanian families it is customary to attach great importance to the birth and upbringing of children, the wedding ceremony in Romania itself is full of all kinds of ancient traditions and customs that are strictly observed and aimed at ensuring that the young family lives happily ever after, so that their children will always be healthy and cheerful.
The wedding takes place with the use of national Romanian folklore, songs and a fun feast for which the whole family and closest friends gather. The beginning of a Romanian wedding is considered to be matchmaking, which is timed to coincide with the beginning of the celebration, when a girl is asked if she agrees to marry a particular person.
Then there is the giving of gifts to the young family, the appointment of the wedding day and the discussion of the ransom of the bride. Romanians do not skimp on gifts and for the wedding ceremony to take place on a grand scale.
In Romanian families, it is customary for all children to live in the parental home until they enter a marriage union. Only the youngest child can stay in the house with his parents, even with his family, so that there is someone to look after and care for the aged parents. All other children live separately in their own homes, which they purchase on their own or with a little parental help.
It is also customary for all close main members of the Romanian family to gather for all Christian holidays or traditional celebrations in the parents' house and always stick together, also keep in touch with each other.
As a result, children always live close to their parental home and do not leave for more distant cities. This is the so-called collective life, when all family members support each other and help those who are weaker in every possible way.