What’s for dinner?


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When was the last time you sat as a family for dinner?

                    …Thanksgiving? 

                                       ….Easter?

How often your family sits together for a meals is directly correlated to how your children do in life.   If yours is a family that joins as a unit for dinner on a regular basis (5-7 times a week), congratulations, you are giving your kids an advantage for dealing with issues they are certain to experience in life.  If you’re not, you’re missing out on a huge opportunity to connect with your kids, influence who they are and affect how they view the world.

Studies show that the more often families eat together, the less likely kids are to smoke, drink, do drugs, get depressed, develop eating disorders and consider suicide, and the more likely they are to do well in school, delay having sex, eat their vegetables, learn big words and know which fork to use.

The roast is in the oven, the kids are setting the table, dinner will be ready in about 10 minutes… Just enough time to check out the following links…

The Power of Family Meals

The Magic of the Family Meal , TIME Magazine

2011 Family Dinners Report , National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University

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One thought on “What’s for dinner?

  1. I couldn’t help thinking how often the “little things” really ARE the “big things,” and how truely often we forget this. In fact, many of us are even clueless! Most likely it’s because we spend most of our time focusing on the “big things” and expecting to see “big things” as a result in return. This week Im going to challenge myself to make more home cooked meals & savor our family time together. Thanks for the post!

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