I recently heard one of my sons talking with someone about something that was significant to him as he was growing up: Suppertime.
It was very important to Carol and me to try and have a sit-down dinner several days a week, and our kids loved this. Nothing too fancy. Pizza on Fridays. Something simple we could all gather around and share.
University of Michigan did a study of young adults who were living healthy and productive lives. There was a common thread in those interviewed. These adult children had parents, or a single parent, while growing up who made it a priority to have a sit-down dinner at home on a regular basis.
So many great memories were made in our family as we took time to have a meal together. If this is a struggle for your family, start with once a week and be encouraged. Try to eventually work on adding another day after that one meal becomes a habit.
It may take rearranging some priorities, but each of my grown children would say that even if it wasn’t perfect, our meals together were always time well spent and very memorable. Connect with Brett’s 10-minute class that corresponds with this Suppertime Tip: Here