Problemy Edukacji, Rehabilitacji i Socjalizacji Osób Niepełnosprawnych;18
The family is the basic social unit in which child‑rearing
process takes a long period of time. In
this process presence of a father as well as mother and their mutual support is extremely important
despite the difference between the roles they perform.
In pedagogy there are no significant studies concerning father’s role in the family and his role
process, which may suggest stereotyped attitude to the introduced problem.
In the following article the issue of father’s role in the family and functions he performs in
his offspring upbringing from ancient to modern times has been raised. Furthermore, the article
presents father’s influence on child’s development and consequences of his absence in rearing