In these times of stress we do not realize the importance of having lunch or dinner together as a family. We lack time for everyone and as soon as the children are a little older, we allow them to have dinner alone at home while the parents take advantage of that time to do other things or wait for them to go to bed for a quiet dinner.
Actually, this is not a good idea because dinners can be a magical time to connect as a family. Family dinners are the ideal place for family connection, you have to do your part to make it the most special moment of the day!
Meet for dinner
There are very few families who worry about having dinner together creating a moment of harmony, do not think that you do not have time! Children don’t know how important they are due to their inexperience in life, but you do. In the long run, when those dinners grow, they will have shaped them into the people they become.
The traditional and leisurely family dinner of past generations now seems more like a sprint to finish quickly and that everyone eats when they can and that they can resume their tasks before going to sleep. This is quite a sad situation… It is necessary to remember that sitting at the table all together is one of the best ways for families to grow together and stay well connected.
Family dinners should be a priority even if it doesn’t seem like an easy task. In the long run they are worth the effort. Family dinners are a wonderful place that encourages bonding. You can give family members the opportunity to share their daily experiences and receive support from other members. Daily family meals provide children with a safe haven and with physical and emotional stability that is very important to them, necessary in a world that is often confusing and frightening.