Family, Communication, and Mealtimes

Family, Communication, and Mealtimes

Family, Communication, and Mealtimes
1. The terms “disintegration” and “breakdown” are often used in discussing families these days.    Are families disintegrating?  Breaking down? Explain your answer and reasoning in a detailed paragraph.
2. Summarize the research found in the article entitled “Do Family Meals Really Make a Difference? (Cook and Dunifon, 2012) provided by clicking this link http://www.human.cornell.edu/pam/outreach/upload/Family-Mealtimes-2.pdfIn your summary be sure to note which finding was most compelling to you and why. What can you do now or in the future to ensure more family mealtime?  Be descriptive in your response.
3. First read the “Survey of Communication Study/Chapter 9 – Interpersonal Communication” (pp. 7-9) found herehttps://umuc.equella.ecollege.com/file/53b837fe-ef8b-468d-8a6c-a9ae70aa0c11/1/Chapter9_InterpersonalCommunication.pdf  and then answer these questions.   Does Pearson’s definition of family fit your own?  Why?  Why not?