Parenthood and Parenting in Modern Russia

  •  Zarethan Khadji-Murzaevna Saralieva    
  •  Irina Eduardovna Petrova    
  •  Nadezhda Yurievna Egorova    


The second half of the 20th and the beginning of the 21st centuries saw massive transformations in differentdomains of public life which significantly affected families as well. Sociological studies have discoveredbehavioral norms behind relationships in families and marriages being washed out, transformation in familyroles, development of new norms and principles which come as a basis for matrimonial, parent-child andintergenerational relationships. The modern society experienced a critical shift in gender roles or parents. Therole of a father and a male is losing its value. Some of the reasons are that in case of divorce in Russia childrenmost usually stay with mothers.Russian parents inherit family practices from their own parents and modify them in accordance with their ownexperience and feeling what would be most beneficial for their children. Parenting styles in Russia are based onRussian mentality, way of life, traditions and current environmental situation and thus may differ from theparenting patters of other countries.To analyze transformations in parenthood and parenting in a modern Russianfamily the paper refers to a study “Parenthood, upbringing and childhood in a modern Russian family”(Novgorod, 2013).

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