At dinnertime, keep a family frame of mind
Tue, 8/31/2010 2:44 PM
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends shared dinnertimes as often as possible as a way to strengthen families and support children’s development. Many national studies, conducted by Harvard University, the YMCA and others, have concluded that these dinnertimes can forge better family relationships and enhance personal growth – not just in terms of nutrition but in terms of feeling a sense of belonging, stability and family connection.
Make it a priority to share meals.
Declare these meal times as sacred.
Be flexible about when.
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