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13 years ago

More Good Reasons to Take Time for the Family Dinner

Emily Bouchard
It’s a well-documented fact that kids who eat dinner regularly with their families feel more connected, do better in school and are less likely to be involved in drugs, alcohol, and other unsafe behaviors. But in today’s fast-paced, taxing, crazy world, there seems to be little time for getting together and connecting with family, and in blended families with transitioning kids and jam-packed schedules, it’s even more challenging. We have the illusion of connectedness with our pervasive cell phones, text messaging and email, but there’s no replacement for face to face, gadget-free communication with family members all together.

One simple key is to schedule regular family dinners. There are many good reasons to make the family dinner part of your routine as often as you can.

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