Teens and the Family Dinner Table
I’m a mom to two teens now. (Which is really weird, since most days I don’t feel a day over 25!)
As our children change stages from newborn to infant to toddler to preschooler to elementary kid to middle school our worries change too.
We go from worrying about them gaining enough weight to gaining too much weight.
We go from worrying about them being too attached to us, to worrying that they don’t care about us at all.
Then, when they are teens, we worry about some big life issues. Safety, drug use, alcohol use, sexual promiscuity; things can get frightening quickly.
Thankfully, we know that there are some things that can help our kids through all of these stages.
It is really simple really.
Yet so powerful.
Eat dinner with your kids.
Yes. As often as you can, eat dinner as a family.
Oddly enough, the food does not matter.
What matters is the time. The expectation. The ritual.
Chime in! Do you eat dinner together as a family? How many times a week? Have you noticed any positive effects?