Sunday, September 27, 2009

Family Day - A Day to Eat Dinner with Your Children

I was reminded when I was looking at my local grocery ad that came in yesterday's paper that tomorrow, September 28th is Family Day. For us, pretty much every day is a day to eat dinner as a family, but the intent of this day is to recognize the significant impact that the simple act of eating dinner as a family can have. According to the website, cites the book The Surprising Power of Family Meals, regularly eating dinner with your children is an effective tool to help keep kids substance free. In addition, eating together can help your kids do better in school, is an opportunity to pass on ethnic and familial heritage.

You can read more about the impact of eating dinner as a family in "The Importance of Family Meals V", which is available here.

So, tomorrow, plan to participate and have dinner with your family.