Family Time and Routines Index (FTRI)

Work Day and Leisure Time Routines
1.    Parent(s) have some time each day for justtalking with children.
2.    Working parent has a regular playtime with children after coming home from work.
3.    Working parent takes care of the children some time almost every day.
4.    Non-working parent and children do something together outside the home almostevery day (e.g.‚ shopping‚ walking‚ etc.)
5.    Family has quiet time each evening when everyone talks or plays quietly.
6.    Family goes some place special together each week.
7.    Family has a certain family time each week when they do things together at home.
8.    Parent(s) read or tell stories to the children almost every day.
9.    Each child has some time each day for playing alone.
10.Children/teens play with friends daily.
Parents’ Routines
11.Parents have a certain hobby or sport they do together regularly.
12.Parents have time with each other quite often.
13.Parents go out together one or more times a week.
14.Parents often spend time with teenagers for private talks.
Family Bedtime Routines
15.Children have special things they do or ask for each night at bedtime (e.g.‚ story‚ goodnight kiss‚ hug‚ etc.)
16.Children go to bed at the same time almost every night.
1.    Family Meals
17.Family eats at about the same time each night.
18.Whole family eats one meal together daily.
19.At least one parent talks to his or her parents regularly.
20.Family has regular visits with the relatives.
21.Children/teens spend time with grandparent(s) quite often.
22.We talk with/write to relatives usually once a week.
Leaving and Coming Home
23.Family checks in or out with each other when someone leaves or comes home.
24.Working Parent(s) comes home from work at the same time each day.
25.Family has certain things they almost always do to greet each other at the end of the day.
26.We express caring and affection for each other daily.
Family Disciplinary Routines
27.Parent(s) have certain things they almost always do each time the children get out of line
28.Parents discuss new rules for children/teenagers with them quite often.
Family Chores
29.Children do regular household chores.
30.Mothers do regular household chores.
31.Fathers do regular household chores.
32.Teenagers do regular household chores.
0= False‚ 1 = Mostly False‚ 2= Mostly True‚ 3= True
0=Not‚ 1= Somewhat‚ 2=Very‚ 0= Not applicable
This instrument can be found at: &  Fischer‚ Joel.‚ Corcoran‚ Kevin J. (2007 ). Measures for Clinical Practice and research: A sourcebook. (4th ed.). NY. Oxford University Pr. Vol. 1‚ Page (s): 329-332.

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McCubbin et al. (1992). Family Time and Routines Index. In Fischer‚ Joel.‚ Corcoran‚ Kevin J. (2007 ). Measures for Clinical Practice and research: A sourcebook. (4th ed.). NY. Oxford University Pr. Vol. 1‚ Page (s): 329-332.