Between parents and kids’ hectic schedules, social commitments, social media and smart phone/technology overload, today it’s harder than ever to stay connected to our immediate family.
Did you know that research suggests that having dinner together as a family at least four times a week has positive effects on child development? In fact, family dinner has been linked to a lower risk of obesity, substance abuse, eating disorders, and is also tied to increased success in school.
Why family dinner?
The benefits to parents and kids are endless. For example, family dinner:
Overall, it might be tough to eat together every night, but making time for it most of the week is wise. So, turn the TV off, have a no phone rule during dinner and enjoy one another’s company.
Other ways to enjoy time as a family.
When it comes to staying in touch and keeping communication open, simple is often best. Here are ten other ideas to help you stay connected as a family:
We hope you enjoy these ideas. If you have any more suggestions or ideas that work for your family and would like to share them, please comment on this post. We look forward to sharing your ideas with our St. Cecelia School community.
St. Cecelia Interparochial Catholic School (SCS) offers an academically challenging and globally minded interdisciplinary education to children in PreK-3 through 8th grade.
1350 Court Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
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