SOCIO-CULTURAL

CHANGES IN FILIPINO
FAMILY

Introdu
The family is a solid unit whose
ction:
interests are primary to that of the

individuals composing it. Within the
neighborhood, it is the entire family, not its
individual members, which decides on the
resolution of important matters; thus it is
the honor of the family which is at stake
when an individual member of the unit
commits a mistake and not of the person
himself.

Introdu The superordination of the family over ction: individual interests has a far-reaching significance. Emphasis on family loyalty and support prevails which in turn underlines the concept of family solidarity. . It is the family which provides the average Filipino with a stable unit for socialization and a reservoir of emotional security and support.

. learns and internalizes the values of Filipino culture and finds guidance throughout her life.Introdu ction: It is in the family that she acquires her first orientation to group life.

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Role of the The father is considered the head and the provider of the family while the Parents (Tradition) mother takes responsibility of the domestic needs and in-charge of the emotional growth and values formation of the children. Children see their mothers soft and calm. . They both perform different tasks and being remarked separately by the children. while they regard their fathers as strong and the most eminent figure in the family.

Role of the Parents Today. . with both parents having full-time jobs. The mother still takes care of the household chores but with the help of the helper and a nanny who takes care of the baby at home. in most urban centers of the Philippines two-income families are quite common.

Parent - .

As a result. Most Filipino parents still consider it disrespectful for their children to answer back or reason with them. it creates tension and . ● Filipino children today are learning to reason with their parents just like what they see on Western movies and television programs.Parent-child ● Children in a traditional Filipino family Relationship are trained not to answer back when parents are reprimanding them.

Reli- .

No one is supposed to change faith as a respect to the parents.Family Faith and ● Traditionally. ● American freedom of religion influenced the younger generation to choose what to believe and help the parents to be more open-minded when it comes to their children's choice of faith . the religion of the Filipino Religion parents becomes the religion of the children.

Strong respect for elders. 2. Children are Filipino Family taught from birth how to say “po” and “opo” to teach them as early as possible how to properly respect their elders. . Keep close connection with other relatives. These words are used to show respect to people of older level.Traditional 1.

■ ritual kinship in terms of godparents is recognized as being special because it is embedded in the Filipino community . the traditional Filipino family were: ■ acknowledges the importance of both consanguineal (blood) and affinal (marriage) ties.Filipino Family According to Paz Policarpio Mendez and F. Landa Jocano (1974).

.Traditional ■ Consanguineal or biological ties Filipino Family remain as the most important relations ■ Some rural Filipinos. carefully examined genealogies to assess virtues and shortcomings because they believed that a person's hereditary character shows. when choosing friends and possible spouses.

and this is carried on after they get married.Traditional Belen Medina found that: Filipino Family ● Blood bonds are so important. Children are taught by their parents to be gentle and deferential to elders. . They give each other much mutual affection and respect. that a person can be judged on the basis of who her or his relatives are. It follows that parents and children share an exceptionally strong and intimate bond.

p. but the family is extended in so far as relationships among members of the wider kin group are concerned.Traditional Gelia Castillo and Juanito Filipino Pua (1963. ." This means that the household tends to be nuclear in form.Family 116) classify the Filipino family as ♥ residentially nuclear but functionally extended.

Modern Filipino Family ► Social relationships become more impersonal and businesslike ► less religiously oriented .