Dinnertime can be stressful but also one of the most enjoyable parts of a family’s day. As a mom, I know how important it is to have dinner as a family. We aim to sit together at the table at least 5 nights a week.
It is not always easy to do that with soccer practice and crazy work schedules, but making it a priority has guaranteed that we connect as a family every night. I have learned more about my children at the dinner table than any other place, and I look forward to our nightly conversations.
Early on, we established a few rules to make sure that dinner time was enjoyable for everyone. For instance, if it has a cord, it has to be turned off. Cell phones, TV and other electronic gadgets are the only unwelcome guests at our dinner table!
Everyone must use their best table manners. My husband and I believe that manners are taught at home and are used everywhere, not just out in public. Also, everyone has to talk, and everyone has to be a listener. Once the rules are established, you are ready for some fun!