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The Helena Arkansas Daily World - Helena, AR
  • 50 Reasons to Eat Family Dinner

  • A super-list of 50 reasons why you should eat a family dinner together tonight.
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  • [caption id="attachment_331912" align="aligncenter" width="493"]   41. Increasing the likelihood that teens will frequently attend church or other religious services. 42. Expanding vocabularies by giving younger family members the opportunity to talk with older ones. 43. Increasing kids’ academic performance and improving report card grades. 44. Creating a “media break” time by banning phones and television from most family dinners. 45. Continuing beloved traditions by introducing your kids to family recipes. See how Joy of Kosher author Jamie Geller entertains. jamie-geller-joy-of-kosher 46. Creating new traditions by having breakfast for dinner, cooking a special recipe once a month, or serving dessert first. 47. Sharing music with each other by giving each family member the chance to pick the night’s playlist. 48. Relieving stress by establishing a routine and giving the family regular meeting times to coordinate together. 49. Establishing a regular, natural time to plan family activities since everyone is already assembled together. 50. Making time spent on dinner count—whether using packaged food or cooking from scratch, American families still spend an average of 52 minutes prepping dinner. This article originally appeared as on Relish

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