Saturday, March 6, 2010

Found these facts on Families eating at the table

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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)


Little Miss Muffins Cakes! said...

Very nice! I'm so glad that my family is able to eat dinner together every night and I wouldn't have it any other way!

Harleyfamily7 said...

I love eating dinners with my family. It is worth all the hard work a times to get dinner on the table. It's especially worth it when there is lots of giggles and laughter!

Mindy said...

Thank you for sharing - so glad we are able to have family dinners together, although our kids are only 4 & 2. :)