An exploration of family organization and behavior, this book presents an investigation of the complete family in its natural setting. In this book, David Kantor and William Lehr go inside the family, probing and analyzing everything from the locks on the doors to the way members deal with crisis. Trained observers actually lived with families and interviewed them in their own houses. From this wealth of information, Kantor and Lehr extracted the fundamental processes common to all families. The result is a systematic framework that can be used to analyze all major features of family life.