There are many areas of being a parent that is pretty much universal across all cultures. Most parents try to teach their children good morals and values. One of these values that is seen in varying degrees in many cultures and countries is the value of family. Someone once told me that friends will come and go but family is forever. I really do believe that is true. It is something I tell my boys often.
Jacob went through a short phase earlier this year where he would tell Jacob "You aren't my brother anymore!" any time he was angry at M. I would always respond that you can't choose your family and that family is forever. I also follow that up with only God gets to choose what family you belong to and he chose this one for all of us.
Jacob has now changed his statement to M when he is angry. He now puts his hands on his hips and states, "You're my brother but you're not my friend!" I guess I'm getting closer to teaching him the value of family.