Socialization is a lifelong learning process essential for our development as human beings. Through socialization we acquire a sense of self as well as emotions.
replace peers. Agents of socialization prepare us to take our place in society.
Family is a very important, if not the most important, agent of socialization. The first few years of a child's life, that child totally depends on his/her family for emotional and physical support. The child learns from the environment that its family creates. During this time, parents also convey their political and social views to their child.
For example, my family consisted of my parents, my brother, my maternal grandmother and one of my aunts. While I had a much larger family, those are the people that had the most influence on my life because we all lived in the same house. Through their input, I learned, among other things, about acceptable and unacceptable behaviors. Specifically, my parents were very concerned with punctuality. They...