ERIC Number: ED442903
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Ties That Bind: Building and Maintaining Strong Parent-Child Relationships through Family Traditions and Rituals.
Franklin, Diane, Ed.; Bankston, Karen, Ed.
This booklet discusses the importance of family rituals as a way of staying connected to children as they move through adolescence. Family rituals give teens a sense of being part of a family that values its time together. Even something as simple as a family meal together can have great impact on maintaining a bond between parents and children. Another way to keep a family connected is to disconnect occasionally from electronic gadgets, including the television. Storytelling and celebrating cultural heritage are ways to foster a sense of family oneness. Five tips are given for creating family togetherness: (1) setting aside a family night; (2) scheduling regular get-togethers with the extended family; (3) creating unique family memories; (4) playing "remember when..."; and (5) taking time to listen. (Contains 18 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Cultural Maintenance, Family Characteristics, Parent Child Relationship, Traditionalism
Wisconsin Clearinghouse for Prevention Resources, 1552 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53705 ($2.99, plus $1.25 postage). Tel: 800-322-1468; Web site: www.wiclearinghouse.com.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Wisconsin State Dept. of Health and Family Services, Madison.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Wisconsin Clearinghouse for Prevention Resources.