Family Meals Keep Kids Content
Eating dinner as a family is good for children’s mental health. In a study of more than 26,000 kids between the ages of 11 and 15, researchers learned that the more often kids ate dinner with their families, the less likely they were to have emotional or behavioral problems. Plus, frequent family meals upped kids’ emotional well-being and satisfaction with life and made them more helpful toward others.
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health, April 2013