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Ten Tips
Ten Tips to Make Mealtime Family Time
Tip #1 Make family mealtime a priority. It’s not easy, but it’s well worth the effort.
Tip #2 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.
Tip #3 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?".
Tip #4 Involve your kids in the planning, preparation, and serving of the meal.
Tip #5 Get fancy. Periodically, light candles, play relaxing music, and add a tablecloth and flowers.
Tip #6 Slow down and savor the food.
Tip #7 Enjoy mealtime conversation before clean up begins.
Tip #8 Keep the atmosphere fun, non-confrontational and stress-free by focusing on neutral topics.
Tip #9 Use mealtime as a time to reconnect with your family.
Tip #10 Make mealtime family time while eating meals out too!