The educational primacy of the family. Socio-cultural changes in today’s time

Today it is not complex to detect a great fragmentation of the fields of experience, which translates into the diversity of languages and symbolic codes, and in the multiplicity of evaluation criteria with which one approaches the study of the surrounding reality. A fragmented situation, therefore, that characterizes relationships within modern family models. The family, in fact, currently understood as continuity, assumes all the contradictions of contemporaneity, from the weakening of bonds to relational discontinuity, up to existential fragmentation and the lack of sufficiently solid and shared models of reference. What value can we recognize today to the family institution and what characterizations characterize what in pedagogy we consider the first educational agency?