These came from www.dinewithoutwhine.com.
Liked them and thought I would share.
Facts That Can't Be Ignored...
- The average parent spends 38.5 minutes per week in meaningful conversation with their children. (A.C. Nielsen Co.)
- Family dinners are more important than play, story time and other family events in the development of vocabulary of younger children. (Harvard Research, 1996)
- Frequent family meals are associated with a lower risk of smoking, drinking and using drugs; with a lower incidence of depressive symptoms and suicidal thoughts; and with better grades in 11 to 18 year olds. (Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 2004.)- Adolescent girls who have frequent family meals, and a positive atmosphere during those meals, are less likely to have eating disorders. (University of Minnesota, 2004)