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LINS, Zoraide Margaret Bezerra et al. The parents' role and external influences in children's education. Rev. SPAGESP [online]. 2015, vol.16, n.1, pp. 43-59. ISSN 1677-2970.

The purpose of this study is to analyze the understanding that mothers and fathers have about their role and of their spouse, and to identify the external influences - positive or negative - that interfere in child rearing. The study was held with 18 couples, with children aged 12 to 48 months, who live in Joao Pessoa, Brazil. The results showed that parents attributed traditional roles to the maternal and paternal figure, in the sense of mothers were held responsible for the education and care of children and fathers, responsible for exercising authority. As external influences, positive and negative on the education of children, fathers and mothers mentioned out grandparents, school and TV.These results contribute to a better understanding of attributions to parental roles and to the perception of external influences that interfere in child rearing, being thus a source of scientific research that involves as participants fathers and mothers in the exercise of parenting.

Keywords : mothers; fathers; parents; roles; external influences; children.

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