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The dining table is the last retreat of the old values. A decade of research confirms what good moms have known all along. Sharing a family meal is good for the soul, the brain and the health of everyone in the family. There is a link between regular family dinners around a dining table and behavior parents pray for:

* Lower rates of substance abuse, teen pregnancy and depression.

* Better attendance at school, higher grade-point averages and self-esteem.

*Advanced vocabulary and communication skills

*Lowers rates of obesity and eating disorders in children and adolescents.

Eating together as a family is more important today than in the past due to the distractions of activities outside the home and the increased information due to modern technology. Families need a safe place to discuss ideas within the understanding company of family. Parents need a routine to connect with kids.

The dining room, away from the television and other distractions, is the perfect retreat for families to gather and share good nutrition and good conversation. Make it a cell phone free zone!

 

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