Why Living in a Joint Family is Better for Children?

  • By Kintree
  • November 30, 2023
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  • By Kintree
  • November 30, 2023
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As a parent, we are always searching for the best resources for our child’s development and growth. However, sometimes we fail to notice that the best ones available are indeed the people around us. There is nothing more important in this world than our family.

Families play the most crucial role not only in our lives but also in our child’s development. They help kids inculcate the right attitude towards the world around them. Even though nuclear families provide the flexibility to live life as we desire, there always remains a sense of nostalgia and connection about living under one roof with your near and dear ones in a big house.

Trust us when we say if you are living in a joint family and have a kid, you should thank your stars because families living together are the best living examples for your child’s growth and development. They introduce our children to the nitty gritty of living in society. This early foundation is the stepping stone of how well children adjust. And not just this, there are other reasons why living in a joint family is better for children. Some of the reasons are listed below:

Art of sharing

Nowadays, it is rare to see a child share with others. However, children who live in joint families instil the virtue of sharing and giving at an early age. They share gadgets, games, and food with cousins and learn the importance of sharing with others which plays a pivotal role in the child’s overall growth and personality.


When children grow up in a joint family, they have other kids their age grow up with them. Therefore, they never make them feel alone, especially if their parents are working professionals. This companionship helps them avoid bad company.

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Prepares your kid for the outside world

Growing up in a joint family, children experience various situations and scenarios which help prepare them for the outside world. Being around people with different personality traits prepares them to blend with society.

Being respectful

Children growing up in extended families are naturally respectful to others. With elders living around, kids learn to respect elders and behave around them. They also become disciplined as joint families usually have the same routine. 

More time with your kid

Living in a joint family means that you get to spend more time with your kids. When you live with your extended family, family members share the responsibilities. Therefore, you don’t have to do all the chores alone. Having additional support means that you spend quality time with your children. 

Sadly, these days the number of joint families is declining. And if you are living in a nuclear family, you can still imbibe these values in your kids. With Kintree, you can find your long-lost relatives and stay in touch with them.

Use our free family tree maker and start making your extended family tree. The purpose of a family tree is to know more about your extended family and enlighten your children about their family stories. Here is a step-by-step guide to making your family tree chart on Kintree 

Step 1: Download the Kintree app and create your profile.

Step 2: Complete the onboarding process and go to the family tree section

Step 3: Click on the add member button and fill in all the details of the family member

Step 4: Click on save, repeat this process to add all your family members, and your family tree chart is ready.

Also, when you add a family member to your tree, you will get their login details. Copy the details and share them with your family members. They can use these details to log into their account. Once you connect with your family on Kintree, you can share family photos and videos and connect with them from your Foreroom wall.

Isn’t this an excellent way to introduce your kids to their extended family?


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Kintree is a family social network for you to connect with your loved ones. It is the ultimate destination to stay in touch with your family members anytime, anywhere and on any device. Kintree is revolutionizing the way we bond with our family like never before.

With Kintree, you don’t have to worry about keeping your social and family life separate, as you can only connect with your family members on Kintree. Staying connected with your long-lost relatives regularly has now become fun and hassle-free. It is a blessing for those who work long working hours and have no time to bond with their extended family.

The minute you create your family tree online on Kintree, you embark on an enthralling journey to discover your past, unlike anything you have experienced.

Whether you make your family chart alone or collaborate with other family members to build one, we are sure you’ll have fun exploring your family history. Below are some features that you’ll love about Kintree.


Our Foreroom feature is even more exciting. Using this feature, you can

  • Share your family photos and videos with all your family members on the go.
  • Create posts and share your thoughts with your relatives instantly.
  • Like posts shared by your family members.
  • Comment on their posts and spark interesting conversations.
  • Share posts created by other family members.
Family Tree

In the family tree section, you can learn even more about your family through your grandparents and living relatives than you did before. One of the easiest ways to uncover your family story is to create a family tree chart.

Here is how you can make your family tree.

  • Go to the Family tree section.
  • Click on Add Member button and start by adding your parents and grandparents.
  • Fill in the details and click on Save.
  • Repeat these steps to add your extended family.

Add exact details like names, birthdays, photos and videos, if any, to create an elaborate family tree chart.

Personal profile

Once you sign up, create your personal profile and stay in sync with the latest happenings in your family. Your profile is a place where you can add

  • A short note about yourself.
  • Your Interests.
  • Your contact information.
  • Your educational details.
Daily reminders

Get notified every time there is any activity in your family. Our notifications tab keeps you updated on everything going on in your family like

  • When someone likes your posts
  • When your family member comments on your post
  • Whenever they share your photos or videos
  • When someone tags you in their photos or videos
  • When someone in your family is celebrating their birthday or anniversary

Discover your unique family history and preserve it with our free family tree builder. Download the Kintree app on your Android or iOS device today.