reading and relationships
The family meal has proven to be – anecdotally, historically and scientifically…one of the formative events of our lives in developing healthy people and good relationships. Sitting down together, taking time together, sharing the stories of our day and our thoughts and opinions: this is good for family life.
Yes. sometimes it does include an out-of-control toddler. A sassy teenager, an outburst of emotions. But. Better that than the alternative – no family dinner. The family dinner is a time to gather. A time to share and provoke thought. It’s where we grow as people.
I’d like to make a bold claim.