Friday, November 22, 2019

Make dinner time quality time spent with your family

I received this book from Familius for review.  These days it seems that families are always too busy to spend quality time together.  With both parents working and the children all participating in different sports and activities, it's hard to find time to just be together and talk.  But if you make family dinner time a priority, it is the perfect opportunity to reconnect, laugh together and just enjoy each other's company.  That's the basic idea in the book "Eat, Laugh, Talk! A Family Dinner Playbook" by The Family Dinner Project.  You can purchase this book HERE for $24.99.   

Research has shown what parents have known for a long time: sharing a fun family meal is good for the spirit, brain, and health of all family members. Recent studies link regular family meals with higher grade-point averages, resilience, and self-esteem. Additionally, family meals are linked to lower rates of substance abuse, teen pregnancy, eating disorders, and depression.

Eat, Laugh, Talk: The Family Dinner Playbook gives you the tools to have fun family dinners with great food and great conversation. The book includes conversation starters as well as quick and easy recipes to bring your family closer. You will find tips for bringing your family to the table such as setting dinnertime goals, overcoming obstacles, managing conflicting schedules, and how to engage everyone in the conversation.

Eat, Laugh, Talk also includes real stories from families who have successfully become a part of The Family Dinner Project's growing movement. Let's do dinner!

This book is written by The Family Dinner Project.  The Family Dinner Project is a nonprofit initiative started in 2010.  They champion family dinner as an opportunity for family members to connect with each other through food, fun and conversation about things that matter.  More than 20 years of scientific research shows “why” family mealtimes are so important.  The Family Dinner Project provides the “how” for today’s busy families.

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