Do you believe that traditional family values are still as valid today as they were in the 'good old days'? By family values I suppose I mean the sense that family comes before other things in your life. You care about what things are going on in your family, you spend a lot of time together (eating together, going out, watching tv, reading to each other, looking after each other when its needed etc etc)..... I find that a lot of families I know hardly spend any time with each other, they lead separate lives (kids out every night to various activities, parents out to band/sports/going to the pub etc). I am in a minority of people I know, who sit down almost every night and have a meal with my kids around a table, and some of my friends are genuinely surprised that my kids don't have a tv in their rooms. I think that there is a fine balance between family members having their own time and space to do their own thing, and keeping the essence of family life as well. What do you think?