For Latino households, the home plays a vital function in their culture and values. Their people are frequently close-knit and support one another through hardship, so much so that Latino parents may have multiple jobs to help keep their households upright. The children are frequently expected to work hard in school, which can put strain on them while also paying for the expenses of their extended individuals.

Although this is a good thing about the community, it can also cause the members of the family to experience high levels of stress. Familism is the term used to describe a set of views, activities, and values that emphasize the requirements of the home above those of the personal. This can include putting the demands of the community before your own, maintaining close-knit interactions, and complying to traditional gender roles.

This may cause a number of problems, including increased community issue and mental health issues. For instance, a presenting student at a sociologists forum at my neighborhood community college pointed out how she was less likely to shift to a four-year institution largely as a result of the pressure to stay with her family and uphold the norms of the family. This kind of tension has the potential to have an influence on the emotional health of children and adolescents. It can lead to a complicated identity struggle.

According to a new study, interpersonal support and multiculturalism were predictive of relatives parenting styles and were related to lower rates of family conflict. The study emphasizes the need to create ethnically appropriate interventions that use cultural help to shield children from family stressors.