Parents' Professional Activity and the Shape of the Contemporary Family in the Era of Rapid Social and Economic Transformation

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The socio-economic transformations taking place in the contemporary world condition the shape of the family and the quality of the process of the development, upbringing and socialization of the youngest generation. Family life has become subordinate to a professional career, which is an important factor in these transformations. The assumption that a properly functioning family is the best environment for child-rearing, as it provides stimuli necessary for children’s harmonious and comprehensive development, leads to the diagnosis of the changes affecting the family. Such a diagnosis should serve as the basis for educational activities supporting contemporary parenthood.