Etiquette, religion, meals and holidays revolve around family in Latino culture. Family structure includes parents and children plus extended family, and comprises the most important social unit. Latinos rear their children in a culture of good manners, honor and respect for their elders as well as for authority figures.
Latinos typically interact with dignified formality, including Don or Dona, titles of respect, before first names. Alternatively, Latinos enjoy lively, loud informal discussions combined with spirited body language and gestures to impart meaning.
Latinos display the value they place in appearance by dressing formally for church or parties. Latinos find flexible punctuality to be socially acceptable. Some Latinos demonstrate do not like speaking in public as they are self-conscious of their heavy accents.