Family Dinner

Family Dinner

By Stephanie Seferian

Eating meals together is the ultimate parenting cheat code, and that's because in just one hour you can improve your kids' academic performance, self-esteem, and cardiovascular health while simultaneously reducing their risks of substance misuse, depression, and obesity. On today's show: author Annette Thurmon on making the kitchen the heart of the home once again.   Here's a preview: [7:30] A laundry list of the nutritional benefits of regular family dinners, plus the developmental and mental health benefits for kids and teens [10:00] We parents should be including our children in the cooking process, and here's why (plus: easy lift how-tos) [20:00] Remember: It's not about the food! It's about the face-to-face, tech-free time [23:00] Practical dinnertime prompts Resource mentioned: Simple Country Living: Techniques, Recipes, and Wisdom for the Garden, Kitchen, and Beyond   Creative alternatives to "How was your day?" What's one thing you learned today? What's one thing that made you smile today? If you could change something about your day, what would it be? What's one thing you liked most about your day? What has made you feel loved recently? How did you help someone today? How did someone help you? What's it like to be a kid? To be a parent? What was your last thought before falling asleep last night? -- Join our (free!) community here. Find your tribe. Sustainable Minimalists are on Facebook, Instagram + Youtube. Say hello! MamaMinimalistBoston@gmail.com.
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