I grew up in a family that ate dinner together every night. It was a non-negotiable in the life of our family. We always arranged our schedules so that dinner together as a family was a priority. I have many fond memories of our family dinners together.
Family dinner has been something that Lauren and I have carried on with our children too. In our busy life, most days this is the most focused time we spend together as a family. I thoroughly enjoy that time with my girls. We talk about what happened during our day. We laugh together. It is a wonderful time of connecting for our family.
Family dinners are extremely important
Recently I came across an article called “The Family that Dines Together” which talks about the importance of eating together as a family. The article states:
Studies show that families who eat dinner together on a regular basis tend to produce offspring who are happier, healthier, and oftentimes more successful …It turns out, eating dinner together is a recipe for more conversation between family members, stronger ties, and positive communication, among other things. Whether you’re nostalgic for the times you sat around the table with family, or you’re trying to convince yourself to eat dinner with your parents tonight, there’s a lot of good to be had from an old-fashioned family dinner.
Family Dinner Statistics Infographic
The following infographic from onlineclasses.org examines some of the benefits that come with a regularly scheduled family dinner.
I am curious to know how many times a week my readers eat together as a family. Please reply to the poll below:
What are you surprised most by these family dinner statistics?