Costa Rica Family Life
Learn about the family life of Costa Rica.
Young boys start helping their fathers outside of the house at age 6 or 7. They do things like help pick coffee and help with construction. At the same age, girls start helping around the house by doing things like cleaning their own rooms, washing their own dishes, and helping around the house. Most children live with their parents until marriage but are commonly helped by their aunts and grandparents.
Pregnancy and birth is considered a blessing in Costa Rica.
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Costa Ricans value their families and value tradition and heritage.
Costa Ricans value tradition and heritage. But as their country modernizes families are spending less time together. Costa Ricans are usually extended families. Though families are slowly drifting apart, families enjoy spending time together on Sundays.
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