Parenting styles are reflected onto their children’s individual characteristics and their behaviour patterns. It is thought that such behaviours and in particular behaviours of a mother who has been with the child longer plays an essential role in developing the structure of the ego beginning from the childhood. Through mother, he tries to comprehend the world surrounding him. Her behaviour towards him affects his whole life. The mother plays an important role in formation the main values. Values are individuals’beliefs about their ideal behaviour styles or about their life purpose as well as multi directional standards that guides behaviours in variety ways. Mothers convey the values to kids by telling them what to say and what not to say and what to believe and what not to believe. In today's unstable conditions, what constitutes the subject of this research is how young mothers who show different child rearing/raising behaviour stick to the values they took from their mothers.
In the research, 144 grandmothers and their 144 daughters who had been mothers were interviewed within Istanbul. In order to determine the socio-demographic variables, the developed survey/ questionnaire, Parental Attitude Research Instrument and Rokeach Value Survey were applied to the participant parents by the surveyor. The obtained data were analysed and evaluated by using SPSS 17 statistic program on computer.
Key words: Parenting styles, values, mother and grandmother