The Value of Trust in the Context of Family Relationships

Author: Monika Bobulska


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The purpose of the article is to discuss the essence of trust and its importance in the primary and secondary human environment. As it turns out, despite the ever lower level of confidence in institutions or organizations, trust is necessary in order for people to function properly in society. It seems most appropriate to approach trust as a value category. Building a climate of trust begins in the family environment and it is parents who are the first persons that children trust. The attitude of parents and their confidence in their own skills and abilities, combined with a constant process of self-improvement, are the factors which decide whether children enter the world of adults with confidence in their own competences and abilities, without which one cannot speak of trust in either oneself or other people.


trust, value, family, relationships, upbringing