> Who's Peter? He's my grandfather He died before I was born.
What make a family in Moscow different from a family in Deijing? And what makes it the same? No matter where you come from, family is the cradle of life and love, the place where you feel special, secure and accepted. Let's take an inside look at the lives six teens from around the world as we see how special events, cultural traditions and family bonds all play a part in shaping the unique structure and lifestyle of each ot their families!
'I am an only child because, in 1979, the government in my country introduced a one-child-per-family policy to control China's population explosion. In the countryside, several generations often live under one roof! In urban areas, however, housing is small and can only accommodate a nuclear family, so I live with just my parents. All my relations live close by. We care for and help each other and spend a lot of time together. Family honour is very important in Chinese society, as is respect for your elders'.
'I am an only child and l live with my parents and my grandma, or 'babushka' as we say here in Russia. My grandpa passed away last year so Babushka left her house in the country to come and live with us here in the city. When I was young I lived with my grandparents at their dacha and in many ways they were like parents to me. I don't see my parents as much as I would like, as they work long hours. Still, we've learnt to make the most of our time together, so there's never a dull moment in our house!'