Family routines make for admirable children

Tuesday, June 5, 2007 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 2:01 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 22, 2008

A friend recently visited relatives in a Southern city, and he was impressed with the way the folks he stayed with clung to their family traditions. He was particularly struck by how the entire family gathered at the breakfast and dinner table, morning and evening, every day for meals and conversation. This was not common practice among his friends.