Amidst this crazy world we live in, nowadays family dinners consist of drive through meals in the back seat of the car. Whatever happened to sitting down at a dinner table with family?
Not too many people see dinner time as a big deal which, in all reality, it could be the most important time you spend together as a family. Why is that? This is when a family unit can communicate with each other about the day and with what is going on in everyone’s lives.
Some may say, “Well it’s not polite to eat and talk.” Obviously, it will be in between bites that you will say what you want to say. You can still teach proper manners through meal time but be able to communicate effectively as a family.
Family meals can be a fun time, too. You can share funny stories and just make each other laugh. This is so healthy for families. It’s just as important for divorced families as well.
Dinner time doesn’t always have to be spent at home to get the most effective communication. Going out to a family restaurant can be a nice change for everyone. You don’t have to always talk about work and school. Talk about upcoming vacations or doing something fun as a family.
Family meals are so important for everyone involved. Every once in a while we all get super busy and only have time to run through the drive through. Making it priority to sit down as a family at least 3 days a week will make a big difference in how your family will function.