Looking at a range of family activities from bedtime stories to special holiday meals, Fiese relates such occasions to significant issues including parenting competence, child adjustment, and relational well-being. She concludes by underscoring the importance of flexible approaches to family time to promote healthier families and communities.
"This study of family routine and ritual builds important new bridges between family research and family therapy, enriching both."—George Howe, George Washington University
~Ross D. Parke
"A novel and innovative book from one of the pioneers in the field."—Ross D. Parke, University of California, Riverside