Category - parenting
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Such a great challenge for parents today. Eat meals together. Now I fully understand that with the schedules of school and work that you will probably never have breakfast together during the week. During the week lunch is also out. I think it is really important that you cherish the evening dinner times and meals on the weekend. I also understand that we might be out for sports, music or dance classes during the week. I would encourage people to block out at least 3 dinners a week you can be together as a family.
So many good reasons to eat together are put forth in this article:
- Brain food – “For starters, researchers found that for young children, dinnertime conversation boosts vocabulary even more than being read aloud to.”
- Does the body good – “Children who eat regular family dinners also consume more fruits, vegetables, vitamins and micronutrients, as well as fewer fried foods and soft drinks. And the nutritional benefits keep paying dividends even after kids grow up: young adults who ate regular family meals as teens are less likely to be obese and more likely to eat healthily once they live on their own.”
- Soul food – “In addition, a stack of studies link regular family dinners with lowering a host of high risk teenage behaviours parents fear: smoking, binge drinking, marijuana use, violence, school problems, eating disorders and sexual activity.”
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Love to hear from teenagers and others if they thing this article is true. Really interesting thoughts here.
I know, I know. Your child would never do that! Let me tell you something:You. Don’t. Know. That. You know those tiny feelings you get every day but you cope nicely because you’re an adult? Feelings like insecurity, boredom, even the loneliness of being at home when your friends are all going out – well these feelings are massive to teenagers. A combination of hormones and inexperience create a veritable powder keg of unpredictable behavior. Insecurity might lead to seeking acceptance from strangers by posting a selfie and waiting for people to reblog, like, or comment on it. Boredom might lead to extended conversations online with someone they’ve never met about deeply personal matters. Loneliness can lead to online sex. No, really. It can.
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Some really good thoughts here on a tough subject.
I asked my son privately whether or not he enjoyed himself.
How did you spend your time?
What was your favorite part of the party?
What was the least favorite part?
Did you feel safe?
Was there anything else that you wanted to share?
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