Raise baby until school age.
State takes over most functions after that, leaving the parents to continue feeding and clothing and entertaining the child under they are of the age of majority.
Ok, I was just taking the society POV. [or rather, how the education system sees things] I’ll switch to another perspective.
Oh Cayden, that’s not how I THINK things should be.
That’s how things are. It’s annoyed me since the time I was a kid.
I’m kinda using them interchangeably at the moment.
Once children enter the school system, the school takes over for 12 years.
Look at the power dynamics: parent teacher conferences. The type of homework they assign – continually changing the material so it won’t be understandable to the parents, forcing the kids to rely on the teachers for assistance in their learning.
I have a lot of beefs about the education system. I could probably do a 300 pg rant, so I am resisting smile emoticon
Ok, so family from a spiritual and cultural sense?
I dunno. I’ve found that family, when it’s beyond a certain developmental point in a child’s life, can become a tool of matriarchal or patriarchal power… or in the case of families with Laissez-faire parenting, it can become a struggle for the children to maintain a group identity with family, having instead to rely on their own ingenuity.