Parental and Other Caretaker Roles

According to Islamic dictates, husbands and fathers must maintain their families, providing home, food, and other needs. Fathers procreate and their wives and children respect and obey them. Mothers do the day-to-day care for children, and develop more intimate and informal relationship with their offspring (Fathi, 1985). Generally, mothers call upon fathers' authority for disciplinary purposes. Mothers spend far more time in the company of their children and are usually more openly affectionate with them. When women had little power in a family because of their lack of control over economic resources and cultural expectations, women might cultivate the affection and goodwill of children, particularly sons, to develop some leverage. Fathers may be attached to their daughters but have formal, distant, and uncomfortable relationships with sons. In recent years, as children become educated, gain employment away from the control of fathers and relatives, and wish for more independence, conflicts may develop between fathers and children over whether or not children should accept their fathers' control. Many urban middle- and upper-class young people are finding ways to evade parental control and sometimes associate with other young people.

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