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The Role of family traditions in shaping the child’s personality


Every nation and every family separately over the life of its own specific social and personal traditions. Social traditions influence the structure of society, its legal and legislative structure.

Family tradition is imprinted on the development of family relationships, mutual understanding among family members, feelings of mutual respect, support and empathy.

Modern traditions of family relations differ significantly from the requirements of the past. The differences relate to the forms and degree of rigidity of social control over the implementation of the marriage and family relations, content and style of paternal and maternal roles, responsibilities, relationships, children, relations of children and parents, relationships between members of different generations living in one household.

Family traditions affect mental and physical health of each family member, their characters and actions, create more or less favorable conditions for raising children and establishing positive family relationships.

Family tradition – the shape and condition of coexistence relatives, which allows to some extent to implement its functions – the reproduction and rearing of offspring, farming and the needs of its members. Family traditions are determined by the degree of mutual understanding, respect, support, care, empathy and mutual influence.

Choose family traditions develop under the influence of several factors:

socio-economic condition of the company;

moral-psychological atmosphere of the society;

the degree of dependence of family life from the society;

form of participation of the spouses in the personal sector;

form of participation of the spouses in social production;

the type of the family – large and small families;

the composition of the family – a childless couple, complete or incomplete family;

family structure – the headship and submission;

mental and personal characteristics of relatives;

the degree of psychological compatibility relatives to each other (conflict in the relationship between relatives).

In the modern family, consisting mostly of parents and children in terms of birth control and urban way of life has arisen new relationship and as a consequence family tradition compared to large and multi generation family.

In a family, children experiencing the diverse influences senior, adopt their habits, see their relationships, learn to respect your elders. Adult members of this family interact with each other and the children, encourage respect for family traditions and norms of relationships, understanding the responsibility to the younger generations.

In odnomikronnoi the family is sharply reduced field of compliance and adherence to traditions, and also limited to the process of socialization of the child. The child usually captures the behaviours and thinking of one of the parents, who because of some – reasons and circumstances had the greatest influence on shaping the future of a person. In this case, the advantages and disadvantages of adult personality are repeated in the child’s personality. Aggravated the problems of a personal example in single-parent families, if the child finds in the family sample, a good example to follow, he begins to look for it on the side. Currently have increased impact on the child’s psyche friends and buddies, film and television, the Internet. Today’s teenagers are less respectful to the elderly, to a certain extent due to the fact that is on an irreversible process of destruction of family traditions, adolescents had little contact in the family with the elderly, do not learn to empathize with them, not see or understand the natural manifestations of old age.

Important factor determining the nature of family traditions, is the degree of dependency of the family from society.

In close contacts of the family with society, the patterns of human behavior in industry, transport, the service system can easily penetrate into the sphere of family relations, in the formation of family traditions that are not always appropriate. Modern man has a bright personality early – independent claim special attention. This mindset carries over into family relationships, current family traditions have been divided, the family becomes a field of combating personalities.

In the relationship between family members significantly increased the level of mutual psychological exploitation. It is the desire of one partner to show their character and psychological status. While another must endure, otherwise, the conflict is exacerbated. Often family members allow yourself emotionally drained relatives, moving into the house the anger and aggression that occurred in the bustle of the city, which, of course, affects the formation of the younger child’s personality.

Positive impact on the full identity formation have good family relations. Strengthen these relationships and increase their impact on children of family tradition. They play an important role in the reproduction of culture and spiritual life, in the succession of generations, in the harmonious development of society and the individual.

Significant role in the spiritual life of the family play public holidays memorable for our people to date and also professionally – labour holidays that celebrate together with the whole country. However, in the life of any family, there are events that are celebrated by tradition as family celebrations: birthdays, coming of age, passport, entry into working life, farewell to the army, the marriage, the name of the naming of the child, silver and gold wedding, output labour veteran to retire, etc.

Family relationships are enriched with new progressive traditions. Along with the progressive in the family often remain outdated and harmful traditions: the recurrence of the Domostroi, a Patriarchal attitude towards women, drunken feasts for any occasion.

In most good families there is a reasonable pace of life with certain rules and habits that are ordinary, simple and are already automatically. The day all the family members gather for a family meeting, go to travel in his native land, go for walks, read books together, discuss old videos, organize family dinners, attend exhibitions and theatrical performances.

Good traditions unite family, allow us to preserve those grains a sensible and kind that the older generations of the family were once found, and to make them accessible to the younger generation.