The tradition of family dinners these days is a rather rare thing. Everyone snacks at a time when he can or wants, without waiting for the others.
After all, working parents often come from work at different times, and late sit-ins do not fit into the daily routine of children. Meanwhile, in some families, the rule of general food intake for both adults and children is still preserved.
In such houses there is a firmly established time when everyone should sit at the table, no matter what happens.
However, offering homemade set a certain time for dinner or at least for breakfast, you may be faced with the fact that you just laugh. However, common meals are things worth fighting for.
And that’s why.
Of course, the son at any time can write a message to his father and, perhaps, he will even get the necessary advice in return. But think how often the whole family gets together so that you can have a general conversation? Family dinner is a great opportunity to meet and talk with each other.
Try to introduce a rule – do not share bad news at the table, let it happen before or after a meal. Discuss your future plans, sports success, plan family trips.
Let the children always associate family dinners with positive conversations and tasty dishes.
Children who constantly eat only with their mother begin to think that she is a more important person in their life than their father, because mother finds time to sit down and eat, but father who is constantly busy with her own things does not. When you eat everything together every day, children learn to respect and appreciate both parents.
At such a moment, they feel the importance of everyone in the family. And they appreciate that both parents, despite their employment, allocate valuable time in order to maintain this tradition.
Any adequate parent tries not to feed the children junk food. Therefore, on the table where children sit, the most useful products and dishes are served.
And when adults sit down at the same table, they either have to eat cheesecakes, not sandwiches with sausage, and fresh vegetable salads instead of fried potatoes. So a family meal is also a great opportunity to build a healthy diet.
At least – at breakfast or dinner.
Family dinners help to cope with small family troubles. Large contradictions, they probably will not be removed. But people who break bread together are somehow forced to establish contact with each other.
This, in turn, helps to learn how to talk and hear each other, improve the family atmosphere and strengthen the connections in your individual cell.
Regardless of whether you have small children or they have already grown up, a joint lunch allows you to gently train them in good manners – of course, if you yourself are an expert in etiquette. So children quickly understand how to handle a knife and a fork, whether it is possible to sit at a table unkempt, whether it is worth sitting at a table with legs.
In addition, common meals and accustomed to punctuality – because he who is late for dinner, makes everyone starve.
Whether you like it or not, most parents take their children for granted – just like most teenagers treat their parents. Adults believe that they earn enough so that the children do not need anything, and it is quite enough to consider their duty to the family fulfilled and not rush through the evening traffic jams for dinner. But even 20 minutes spent together at breakfast will relieve the feeling that time is running out of our fingers.
Here it is – real life, with a half-asleep daughter, going to the chemistry control, with her son, anticipating a meeting with a friend in the kindergarten.
When children grow up, they can never erase these precious family dinners from memory. They will remember how important it is to sit at the table with the whole family at least once a day, and they will certainly teach their own children to do the same.
So the tradition to sit down together at the table every day will be handed down from generation to generation. Isn’t it a good reason to start creating beautiful family memories today?