Family Mealtime as a Context of Development and Socialization

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This issue examines the impact of family mealtime on the psychological development of young people. In the popular media, family mealtime is often presented as a vital institution for the socialization and development of young people, but also as one that is "going the way of the dinosaur." Although elements such as fast food and TV have become a part of many family mealtimes, evidence is beginning to suggest that mealtimes can also provide rich opportunities for children's and adolescents' development. While what happens ...

Family Mealtime as a Context of Development and Socialization 2006, Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, CA

ISBN-13: 9780787985776

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