We are huge fans of family dinner. Besides the benefits of using them time to talk and really connect as a family, it is also a great teaching tool. We use dinner time as the time to teach the kids table manners. Of course on any given night we have to remind the 8 year old to chew with his mouth closed. And the 3 year old has to be encouraged to use her fork instead of her hands. But they are getting it. One of these days I know I will be able to take them out and be happy with their improving table manners.
I admit that dinner used to be consumed in front of the TV with little to no conversation or mention of table manners. Then we realized that these things don’t come naturally, they have to be taught and so dinner became a family affair at the table.
Of course there are still some days when it is a struggle to get a good dinner on the table and I want nothing more than a pizza in front of the TV. But then we miss out on the great conversation. On those days, there is help to make sure I can still get a good and good for us dinner on the table.
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