The family that eats together

While today one may be hard-pressed to find the television land version of a family enjoying dinner together, replete with mom in apron and dad in tie, there’s something to be said about the benefit of gathering around the table and dining together.

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 the more likely they are to do well in school and delay sex to an older age.

Family dinners also foster conversation and clue family members into what others are doing. It’s easier to spot and address potential problems by regularly conversing.

While it’s not mandatory that families eat together every day of the week, aim for 3 or more days of chowing down together. And any old meal will do, whether it’s a three-course feast or a pepperoni pizza.

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