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CACCIACARRO, Mariana Filippini  and  MACEDO, Rosa Maria Stefanini de. The contemporary family and their values: staring at parental understanding. Psicol. rev. (Belo Horizonte) [online]. 2018, vol.24, n.2, pp. 381-401. ISSN 1677-1168.

Based on the new systemic paradigmatic framework proposed by Vasconcellos (2003), this study aimed to understand the parental perspective concerning the transmission of values to children within the process of educating them. This is a case study based on interviews with four married couples with at least one child aging between four to six years. The interviews took place separately in order to capture possible differences in the relationship with the children. The qualitative and interpretative analysis used aimed to understand the meanings attributed by parents to the values that guide and support the educational task which are closely related to subjectivity and because of that it is very difficult for parents to name clearly those values that underpin their attitudes and behaviors. Participants say love, responsibility, understanding, creativity and ethics pervade this task, stressing that the most difficult is to take dialogue-based non-authoritarian attitudes.

Keywords : Values; Family systems; Parenting; Dialogue; Education.

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