Family Traditions and GenerationsSchneiderman, Gerald MD; Barrera, Maru PhDFamily & Community Health: October-December 2009 - Volume 32 - Issue 4 - p 354–357 doi: 10.1097/FCH.0b013e3181b91fe3 Article Buy Abstract Author InformationAuthors Article MetricsMetrics Currently, traditional family values that have been passed down through generations appear to be at risk. This has significant implications for the stability and health of individuals, families, and communities. This article explores selected issues related to intergenerational transmission of family values and cultural beliefs, with particular reference to Western culture and values that are rooted in Jewish and Christian traditions. It also examines family values and parenting styles as they influence the developing perspective of children and the family's adaptation to a changing world. Department of Psychiatry and Pediatrics (Dr Schneiderman), Department of Psychology (Dr Barrera), Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Corresponding Author: Gerald Schneiderman, MD, 704-60 St Clair Ave East Toronto (gerald.Schneiderman@utoronto.ca). © 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.