Perrino, n. d., p.2). This paper briefly discusses the responsibility of a family and parents in socializing of children.
Brinkerhoff et al. (2007) have pointed out that “Conforming to social rules is an important key to gaining acceptance and love, first from the family and then from others. Young children are so dependent on the love and acceptance of their family” (Brinkerhoff et al., 2007, p.66). Young children usually visualize their parents as role model. They will curiously watch all the movements of their parents including the socializing activities. Parents often talk with others in the presence of their children. They may not be aware of the fact that their children are watching their mannerisms, tone, modulation, gestures, facial expression etc. Young children will store all such data in their minds for future use.
The goal of parenting is to raise a child who is healthy and successful in life, who can contribute to self and to society, who accepts and works to further the social order. The process--the behaviours that are used over time--to reach these goals is termed socialization (Lerner et al., 1998)
It is not necessary that the children always socialize properly with others. For example, it is quite possible that children utter certain rash words or improper languages in the presence of others. It is the responsibility of the parents to make them aware about the usage of words, in family and society. They should educate their children how to behave in family and in society. Family is a place in which casual talking or informal communication occurs. On the other hand, society is a place in which formal talking occurs. Parents should make their children aware of the differences in communication between family members, friends and members of the society. Children should get proper awareness about when should use formal words and informal words. Usages of formal words in family and in friends’