The family has the primary responsibility for the nurturing and protection of children and that children, for the full and harmonious development of their personality, should grow up in a family environment and in an atmosphere of happiness, love and understanding. (From the UN Resolution)
Perhaps, the family like this one:
To me, this poster from the collection of Rafal Olbinski illustrates the quintessence of family and parenthood.
And, to commemorate this day, a collage of quotes about family and parenthood.
Home is the place where, when you have to go there,
They have to take you in.
(~Robert Frost, The Death of the Hired Man)
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
Russian poet Alexander Pushkin, writers Leo Tolstoy and Anton Chekhov never had tea together. Alexander Pushkin died in 1837, when Leo Tolstoy was about 9 year old. But the watercolor is excellent.
Anton Chekhov had no children, but he meant it when he said, “I promise to be an excellent husband, but give me a wife who, like the moon, will not appear every day in my sky.” Olga Knipper, his wife, an actress of ill-moods, high spirits and volatile temper, was no answer to his prayers.
“All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way,” Leo Tolstoy famously said, in Anna Karenina.
And a few cute pictures of animal families: