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5 reasons to make more time for family dinner

The world might be changing, but if there’s one thing that will always be important – it’s sitting down for wholesome family dinners.

These days, sharing a meal as a family is not the easiest thing to do. We’re rushing off to work, getting home late, ordering convenient meals and, scattering to our rooms to lounge around on our smartphones. In our rush, we’re losing valuable time to bond as a family.

We’ve put together 5 reasons why you should make more time to sit down to eat together as a family.

1. Forging closer relationships

Over time, communication between parents and children can become strained. Taking time out of your busy schedule to share a meal together fosters an environment where children feel free enough to talk about their life experiences. In turn, parents are afforded an opportunity to offer their children uninterrupted attention, a sense of belonging and happiness.

2. It’s a stress reliever

Families who invest in family dinners are less stressed than families who don’t make time to sit down for a meal. Children have a sense of freedom to laugh, tells jokes and discuss difficult parts of their day or even some light-hearted banter – also giving parents the chance to switch off and enjoy the company of their children.

3. A chance to explore new foods

Kids are generally picky eaters, so it’s quite a tough task getting children to try something new. That’s why family mealtime is the perfect opportunity to expand your child’s taste in food, and vegetables!

4. Keeping an eye on portion sizes

With childhood obesity on the increase, it’s important for parents to stay on top of what their kids are eating, and how much of it. If left to their own devices, children would end up eating mindlessly in front of the TV – unknowingly, piling on the calories.

5. Mind your table manners

Whether you’re having dinner at home, at a family restaurant, or sharing a meal with friends, good table manners are an important part of every meal. Family meal time is a great opportunity to teach your children manners that will serve them throughout their lives.

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