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Bring Dinner Back: 7 Reasons to Reinstate the Family Meal

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Although my kids always feigned indifference @ family dinner, esp. in their teen years, that was the time we learned about what was going on in their lives. AND NOW my DS is teaching his son the same thing! Of course, my grandson is 5, so not into the "parents are brainless" stage yet! Report
This is one of the things we did right as parents, and I'm so glad we did. Report
great article Report
We have dinner at the table and NO cell phones allowed at table. other meals usually just me and sometimes I sit at table other times not so much just don't like sitting at table by myself. Report
My kids and I can't always have dinner together ( I'm a single mom and it's just difficult to get both shepherded to activities and also work a full time job outside the home) so I make it a point to have us eat breakfast together, even if it's just toast before school. I don't know if it counts like all the benefits listed in the article, but at least they know I tried. Report
I grew up in a time when supper time was a family affair, I'm so glad for that now. I see my kids with my grandkids, and the try to do it, but there is so much pressure on them. I just pray that they can handle it and give their kids what they really need. Report
Family meals simply mean making the family a priority, not teams, clubs, friends and neighbors. So obvious, so easy to change. Report
Great article! Report
Excellent article. Report
Very good information Report
We always eat as a family. Report
This is a brilliant article.I grew up with family dinners my husband didn't.I push way harder for them .I am showing him this article ! Report
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I to grew up with family dinners every night. That was the time we talked and at together! I have done this when raising my children and I am doing it now in raising my granddaughter. No interruptions just enjoying good food and good company! Report
I grew up with family dinners, but my husband didn't. So we're getting better at eating at the table together. I would say we're up to about 75% of the time. And we have a no electronics rule at the table. No phones, no tvs, no Music. It's nice to just have some quiet time talking with him. Report
We are lucky enough to be able to eat every meal together at the table every day. My children's friends are always commenting that they love being at our house because we actually all spend time together. Most of their friends say that they never eat together except for holidays or in the car on the go. They also are always amazed that we eat "real" food as they call it. We never eat out or even order in and we eat very little highly processed foods. Just the other night my teen son had a friend over and my son was rushing through dinner to go back to playing video games. His friend told him that he was enjoying eating at the table with a family and that my son didn't realize how lucky he was because his parents never spent time with him. Report

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