In El Salvador family is highly valued
- The nuclear family is most common in El Salvador.
- It is not uncommon for families to live together or nearby eachother.
- On average urban families have three childeren and rural families have six or more.
- Single mothers are common.
- Some men consider it a sign of virility to father children with more than one woman.
- Families spend lots of time together doing things like sharing meals and attending religious services.
- Often families go on at least one weekly outgoing- To shopping centers, beaches, lakes, and other places.
- Children are expected to help care for younger siblings.
- Rural children participate in household chores such as water collection, cleaning, and farming as soon as soon as they are able to.
- Some kids are expected to find work and help support their parents and their family.
- The father is typically the head of the family as well as the financial provider.
- Women care for the children and household.
- Children are expected to take care of their younger siblings.
- Rural children participate in household chores.
- Boys are raised to be strong, courageous, unemotional, and competitive.
- Girls are encouraged to focus on their appearances and be polite, more emotional, and dependent on others.
- The sons are seen to be more important to receive an education.
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