Speech on Importance of Family Values

Family values are the virtues of an individual that is valued and passed on from generation to generation. In our country India, everybody has high regard for families and family values and when trouble knocks the family members defend and protect each other. However, with changing times the definition of family values has also changed with more youngsters wanting to live separate from their parents. This aspect of family value is prevalent in western culture, looks like our country is also adapting such things. 

For this speech on importance of family values in English article, we will explore different ways to present it and what can be conveyed. It can be a long speech on importance of family values or a short speech on importance of family values. 

Long and Short Speech on Importance of Family Values in English

Long Speech on Importance of Family Values

This form of speech is useful for students in grades 8-12 who have to deliver a 5-minute long speech.

Good morning everyone, respected teachers, and my dear friends I am Abc (mention your name) here to speak on the topic of the importance of family values. Living in India, we all know no matter wherever you are, whenever one interacts with you the first question one asks is about family. It is in our culture and tradition that is believed that you carry your family name and values everywhere. Family truly gives us an identity in the society and the world we live in.

Whenever one achieves success in life and does a good deed, the first remark is he/she must be from a good family or he/she is so well brought up by their families. That is the reason the family values are very highly regarded and rightly so. Whether a child becomes a responsible adult or an irresponsible adult, depends on the values they grew up with.

Family values are the principles or standards of behaviour that one considers useful and deserving of worth and that inform one's judgement of what is important in life. Earlier, in India, families lived together. Every member of the family, grandparents, parents, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, aunts, uncles, and cousins.


The children will adapt and learn not what you say but what you do. The children see the way the elders of the family behave with each other and learn what is important based on their actions. If a family behaves respectfully, with love and care for each other, then these values will be deemed important for everyone in the family. When in terms of a crisis or problem, it is upon the family to proceed with patience, dignity, and grace. And arguments or disagreements within the family should also be handled in a mature manner without humiliating and behaving condescendingly to anyone. 

It is what one sees in a family, they emulate even outside the daily dynamics in other relationships. There is a family outside of blood relations as well, the ones we choose. Our friends who become family also teach and add a great deal of value to our lives. The teachers who teach us and make us realize our purpose in life also become our family and their taught values are truly irreplaceable.

Now even when joint family systems are no longer seen and more nuclear families are being created, the importance of teaching and practising good values will always remain intact. Even in a family of four, if love, joy, and togetherness are valued then that will be passed on along generations. 

We must remember that even if the world is against us, it is our family that will support us and lead us to new heights of understanding of ourselves. If we falter, the values we learned from our family must be taught a way to admit, apologize, and actually show changed behaviour. 

Family is something that will be bound to us always and we must respect that whether we live far or near. And one is never alone in the world because of family. I thank my family, friends, and teachers for accepting me, teaching me so many things, and allowing me to learn from my mistakes. 

Thank you.

Short Speech on Importance of Family Values

This form of a short speech is helpful for students in grades 4-7 who can deliver a 3-minute speech based on the points covered here.

Good morning everyone, respected Principal, Teachers, and my dear friends I am so happy for this opportunity to deliver a speech on the importance of family values. I feel happy to talk about such a relatable topic. 

We all are an amalgamation of all the relationships in our life we share from our birth, childhood, and adult life. Anything that resonates with us, we try to be that. The most influential impact we have is from our family. My friends often praise me for my helpful nature. I would like to credit my parents for teaching me the importance of being helpful with example.

All the good in me is because of my family. We are a close-knit small family, earlier we lived with our grandparents, because of my parents’ job we moved to the city a couple of years ago. My parents have always valued family above anything else in their lives, they learned this from their parents.

They have taught me the importance of being honest, trustworthy, patient, and taking personal responsibility. 

I have learned to be courageous and persistent because I have seen my parents never giving up if any problem arises. I have seen them work with integrity and uncompromising ethical values that I respect a lot. I hope I can be like that when I grow up. We must learn from our parents and try to be better people who can add value to the world we live in through our acts of kindness and bravery. Let’s live with love and humility in the world just like we do with our families.

Thank you.

10 Line Speech on Importance of Family Values

This format of speech is helpful for students in grades 1-3 to understand the meaning in simple words.

  1. Family is the most important aspect of everyone’s life especially a child.

  2. And children learn from what they see and experience more than what they hear.

  3. A child who is brought up with love, care, compassion, respect, and understanding will inculcate such values.

  4. These values become inherent and grow when they carry on with other relationships be it with siblings, cousins, and friends.

  5. Earlier people lived in joint families set up now it is changing to nuclear families.

  6. In joint families, everyone is always there for each other to help and support in case one needs help.

  7. In nuclear families, mostly all are working and busy so they work and make efforts to be there for each other.

  8. It is not the number of family members that matters, it is the environment and the surroundings one lives in that hold a greater value.

  9. The environment a family provides must be a safe place where fairness, caring, responsibility, humility, and kindness are practised and appreciated.

  10. When a family has strong core values they live in peace and harmony for many generations with such values.