Top 10 Benefits of eating together,Family Dinners!


Top 10 Benefits of eating together,Family Dinners!

 I wanted to share the benefits of frequent family dinners, even if you know its always a good reminder. I see it as a positive way to reconnect and regroup. 

  • Everyone eats healthier meals. Even at restaurants people dinning together eat better
  • Kids are less likely to become overweight or obese.
  • Kids more likely to stay away from cigarettes.
  • They're less likely to drink alcohol.
  • They won't likely try drugs
  • School grades will be better.
  • You and your kids will talk more.
  • You'll be more likely to hear about a serious problem.
  • Kids will feel like you're proud of them.
  • There will be less stress and tension at home.

Even if you are not enjoying family dinners, here are some tips on getting started:

Build up slowly if you are not already regularly eating together, once a week for a while and then every other day, and then every day. Be flexible, some days it may not be possible for everyone to be there. 

Keep the meals healthy but simple, so that you don’t run out of time with too much cooking. 

Show them good table manners – actions always speak louder than words. They will learn to respect others around the table and take this with them when they leave the house. 

Even if its "takeout" still eat this at the table as a family. Show them that it doesn't’t matter what the food is, you still all want to eat together. 

Invite your children’s friends over for a family meal. Show the children that their friends are also invited to the table and that having friends over is not always about getting a take-away to eat in front of the television. 

• Make family meal times enjoyable. Happy talk! Rose and thorn of day!

Have the kids help, my daughter makes a great "side dish" and they are so tasty.

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