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BELTRAME, Greyce Rocha  and  BOTTOLI, Cristiane. Portraits of the father's involvement nowadays. Barbaroi [online]. 2010, n.32, pp. 205-226. ISSN 0104-6578.

The present research aims to understand how the father involvement occurs regarding the raising of their children, under the view of four couples. The data collect occurred through a semi-structured and individual interview, from the pictures taken by the parents themselves, who recorded the everyday life of their families. The results of this study show that being a father, nowadays, according to men and women, is different from the traditional model. The little time for leisure is one of the difficulties faced by the father, who is more affable with children and allows himself to re-signify their relation with them, being in a moment of transition, experiencing old and new roles. It is considered that the father tries, through his own parameters, guided by trans-generational questionings, to build a relation based on the desire to have affective exchanges with their children, following the demands of the society

Keywords : paternity; family relations; leisure activities; psychology; parent-child relations.

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