On the Today Show on this morning, Laurie David was a guest and spoke about her new Book, ‘The Family Dinner: Great Ways to Connect with Your Kids, One Meal at a Time’
The premise of the book is about connecting with your kids and creating traditions that bring the family closer. In her conversation with Matt Lauer, Ms. David spoke about how kids are often lost in the world of technology but when it comes to dinnertime; her girls must disconnect in order to connect as a family.
She suggests that the family learns to put all distractions aside for a special time of togetherness over a meal (whether it be as simple as a PB&J or soup and salad). Whether that means talking about the day or playing games (such as what you would change your name to or chatting about random items you all toss in a bowl), find what your family enjoys.
She also suggested getting a bit silly at dinnertime and eating in a different room or on the floor. I personally love the idea of dinnertime being casual and fun but still a high-priority and essential.
What are some of your favorite dinnertime rituals or fun memories?