Modernization of Parenting Styles in Turkey from Past to Present: Adolescence and Adulthood

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Journal of Family, Counseling and Education, vol.7, no.1, pp.63-73, 2022 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


The purpose of this paper was to summarize the modernization of parenting styles in Turkey from the past to the present. The present review focuses on the reviewing parenting in Turkey with a focus on the traditional family structure of this country from past to present as well as comparing parenting in Turkey and other countries. In addition, the Mother-Child Education Program and Father Enrichment Program aimed to improve the parenting of Turkish mothers and fathers were also discussed in this paper. The research was based on the literature review analysis method. The data source of the research consists of articles published on adolescence and adulthood in Turkey. This review has contributions to the area that it summarizes present parent-adolescent and parent-adult relationships in Turkey by interpreting the general traditional structure of Turkish family from very early years to the present with cross-cultural studies. Because of how the Turkish parents caring their infants and children that were not clearly answered in this literature, further studies are suggested to concentrate on this area in detail.