This chapter examines images of the ideal family and of parental roles among Czechs and Tunisians on the verge of adulthood. It explores the sources of inspiration for family-related life scripts of youths in the sense of cultural models of an ideal life and the phases contingent upon it. Parenthood in the chapter is addressed as part of a larger complex of love relations and the family. It also explores informant's experiences with their own parents, and their ideas of intergenerational responsibilities. The chapter aims to draw a contemporary picture of the plans and dreams of young people in two settings on the borders of Western Europe's core areas. It discusses the extent to which the global mass culture that youth in both countries consume on a daily basis has left an imprint on their narratives of future family and love, or whether more long-standing cultural and institutional influences prevail.