This site provides resources related to children and education. Of special note for family communication and parenting is its section on Parenting Challenges, which offers advice and expert opinion about a range of issues.
About.com Guide to Parenting and Family Life
About.com provides expert guides on a range of issues faced in family communications. The site also provides opportunities for participating in online chats on issues.
Parenting Toolbox for Traditional and Non-Traditional Families
This page is hosted by Father's World. It's tools include newsletters, briefing papers and discussions of parenting issues.
Families First-Keys to Succesful Family Functioning
This page is from Virginia Tech. It describes aspects of effective family communication patterns.
The Measurement of Affectionate Communication. Kory Floyd and Mark T. Morman. Communication Quarterly, Spring 1998 v46 i2 p144(1).
Affection is central to the communicative processes of personal relationships. While several empirical investigations have examined the communication of affection, there is little consistency from study to study in how affectionate communication is operationally defined, making it difficult to interpret the findings of such research and to compare findings across studies. The present paper reports the results of a multi-phase scale development procedure and two supplemental studies, involving a total of 781 participants, utilizing and validating a new self-report measure of affectionate communication. The resulting scale, the Affectionate Communication Index, is offered as a practical and psychometrically sound operational definition for the overt communication of affection in personal relationships. Subjects for the study were father and son dyads. InfoTrac.
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