Family Meals are so Important
Family is the basic unit of the society. This is where everything starts. Parents are the first teachers and home is the first school. This is where the first socialization happens and learning take place. Family bonding is very important in empowering children to have confidence and trust in themselves.
In such a busy world like we are having right now where both parents work to earn a good living for the whole family, having dinners together is somewhat not given importance. Finding time to eat dinner as a family has more benefits that go beyond nutrition and good health. Why dinner and not other meals in a regular day? Every day we all get up so early preparing to go to work and the children to go to school. Everyone is in a hurry. So dinner is the perfect time that the whole family can bond together without the worries of the day’s work ahead.
According to some studies, children who eat with their family do better in school and are less likely to indulge themselves in vices at an early age. If both parents are working, someone has to give the time to eat with the children. Aside from other benefits, having dinner together gives an opportunity for both parents to promote health and nutrition. It is not good to make children eat in front of the television. When the whole family eats together, studies also show that kids eat better because eating together no matter what is on the dinner table slows down the process extending more family time for catching up with each other’s stories. Talking out with children will give the parents the chance to be updated with their activities.
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