Today, September 25 2006 is th 5th Family Day….a day to pledge to eat dinner regularly with your children.
Eating dinner together as a family reduces substance abuse by 70% among children and teens.
Substantially reduced substance abuse is not the only benefit – Kids are half as likely to try cigarettes, one third as likely to try alcohol and get better grades in school.
According to recent statistics, less than half the families eat dinner together atleast 3 nites a week so it’s a habit we as a nation need to start practising more religiously.
Of course, our family dinner times consist of more talking and less eating by the kids 🙂
Some of the recommendations to have fun family dinner nites are
For more information, go to http://www.casafamilyday.org/