Family Is The Principal Institution For The Socialization Of Children

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Family is the principal institution for the socialization of children. Families are, or should be, a source of support, nurturing, and protection, that provide children with a sense of belonging and means of developing a unique identity. It is the family’s responsibility to give guidance and train the child in personal values and social behaviors. Positive growth and development of children are a result of family encouragement to learn both in the home and at school. Parents are responsible for the educational and career development of their children. Maternal and paternal roles are that of childcare, home making, economic responsibilities, discipline of children, and responsibility for the psychological and emotional welfare of the child. A two-parent household is the optimal setting for children, but keeping the family an effective, adaptive, and functional unit can be challenging. Divorce and separation of various kinds may leave the roles of childcare in the hands of a single parent. Children growing up with single parents have an elevated risk of experiencing a wide range of cognitive, emotional, and social problems in their childhood and adulthood. Whether a single parent household came to being through divorce, death of a partner, or birth out of wedlock, this household structure has negative financial, physical, emotional, and educational effects on the offspring. Over the past decades, more and more parents are raising children on their own either due to…

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