||Make family mealtime a priority. It’s not easy, but
it’s well worth the effort.
||Eating at least five meals together each week is the goal.
You can start with one meal (breakfast, lunch or dinner at home
or out) and work your way up.
||Jumpstart your family conversation by asking questions like,
"What did you like most about your day?" or "What
was the best part of your day?".
||Involve your kids in the planning, preparation, and serving
of the meal.
||Get fancy. Periodically, light candles, play relaxing music,
and add a tablecloth and flowers.
||Slow down and savor the food.
||Enjoy mealtime conversation before clean up begins.
||Keep the atmosphere fun, non-confrontational and stress-free
by focusing on neutral topics.
||Use mealtime as a time to reconnect with your family.
||Make mealtime family time while eating meals out too!