Family values

Family values, sometimes referred to as familial values, are traditional or cultural values that pertain to the family's structure, function, roles, beliefs, attitudes, and ideals.

In the social sciences and U.S. political discourse, the term "traditional family" refers to a nuclear family—a child-rearing environment composed of a breadwinning father, a homemaking mother, and their normally biological children; sociologists formerly referred to this model as the norm.[citation needed] A family deviating from this model is considered a nontraditional family. However, in most cultures at most times, the extended family model has been most common, not the nuclear family,[1] and the nuclear family became the most common form in the U.S. in the 1960s and 1970s.[2]