Eating together as a family is a rare thing these days. Parents are always busy and kids have their own plans. Every family member eats their breakfast and dinner whenever they can or want without waiting for the rest.
“Come and get it!” It may be dinnertime, but when was the last time your family sat down and enjoyed a mealtogether? With music lessons, ball practice, play rehearsal, and work schedules, it can be tough. Rounding up the troops for an evening meal can be almost impossible! However, research is beginning to show that eating as a family has great benefits for your children and teenagers. Here are few more reasons why you should try to sit down together 5-6 times a week, whether for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
1. Respect both mom and dad
Children who usually have their breakfasts and dinners with mom only tend to think that a mother is a more important parent than a father, because she always finds time to eat with them while dad is busy all the time. And vice versa. When you eat together as a family each day, your children learn to respect both parents. They know you two are busy, but still find time to share meals with them.