Structured meals at home have a positive impact on family life.
I don't know about other families, but my immediate relatives tend to tear each other apart if we spend more than five minutes together.
It has been a very positive experience for my family.
Spending 45 min or so enjoying a meal while talking to each other is very enjoyable.
I also enjoy preparing the meal with my wife.
It gives us a chance to care free conversation.
We almost always eat dinner together but the time we eat ranges from 5-9 so I don't know if that could be considered structured. Regardless, I'd say that it's a nice time of the day
I guess. But whenever my family eat together everyone get bored.
Growing up, we often ate together and it was hell. With my own family, we ate dinner together daily. No electronics allowed, it was a very positive and nurturing routine.
Can have... Not guaranteed. Likewise, not having structured meals doesn't mean your son will be a crack head and your daughter will be a whore.
I agree, but I think any time you can make to have conversation is positive. At times growing up, meals together occurred irregularly (extracurricular, differing work schedules, etc.) but we always found time to discuss our lives and current events.
My mom cooks up one helluva dinner every night no matter what's in the fridge. As a child, I always figured we ate like kings compared to most people around here.
I think they are great. They aren't popular here though. Eating together is a great time to relax and enjoy each other's company.
strongly, STRONGLY disagree
Wow! So would you say that eating a meal together around a table on a regular basis would pretty much ruin a family?
It could be very detrimental.
Out of curiosity, how so? Paint a scenario for us.
I just don't see how a family sitting down together and sharing a meal and communicating with each other can be a good thing.
Axl, studies strongly indicate family dinners are very beneficial. www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2015/01/12/the-most-important-thing-you-can-do-with-your-kids-eat-dinner-with-them/
I'm not buying that. Kids should be sat on the couch in front of the TV when they eat.
Guys. Calm down. Axl is a troll. And not a very good one at that.
I think axl is being sarcastic.
Ha, thought you were being serious there for a minute..
I'm not a troll, I just like to go against the grain on "obvious answer" polls.