The Family as an Agent in Children’s Upbringing and Changes to the Conditions under which it Operates.
In developed societies, parents have the primary responsibility for their children’s upbringing. This responsibility is the result of the historical and socio-cultural development of the family and society, and is embodied in legal and moral standards, traditions and other factors that go towards shaping conditions for the life of Man. This study is concerned with a number of changes that have accompanied family life in Czech society from the second half of the twentieth century onwards and that are becoming significant factors influencing trends in upbringing in the family environment.
Key words: the function of the family in upbringing and socialisation; conditions of family life; socio-historic changes; new trends in family upbringing.