The family dinner over the years has changed. Sometimes each member of the family is grabbing and going, with parents working full time and kids in one activity or another. It is important to remember that family time is important in any child’s life and making dinner a “family” dinner is one way to get everyone in the same room at the same time with little interruption. No electronics, books, or anything to distract, a family dinner should be great food and family conversation. As a parent it is important that you know what is going on in your child’s life.
Nothing says family dinner like a nice Italian dish. My husband loves Italian food and my daughter loves any food daddy loves. From pizza to pasta topped with yummy meat sauce my daughter used to eat tomato based foods every day, frozen, canned, boxed, or homemade it didn’t matter. In my house when it comes to a great spaghetti dinner we leave that up to dad. In fact, my daughter often will ask my husband if he would make his “world famous” (her own words) spaghetti.
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Whether you are in beautiful Italy or at home at your own kitchen table take the time to enjoy a family dinner. It is time to bring back the tradition of a family dinner. If your kids re resistant here are some great family dinner tips.
Family Dinner Tips
- Let them help in deciding the menu, give each child a night that is there’s and let them decide what the family will eat. Of course you may have to make a few ground rules or you may be eating pizza every night LOL.
- Even better get them in on the preparation, this will save you valuable time in the kitchen and you can do a little mother son/daughter bonding at the same time.
- Once a month have a themed week such as Mexican, American, or Italian and create dinners around the theme.
- If you have a crafty child let them make placemats, place holders, or other fun table ideas.
Photo of Pinterest Board with fun craft ideas for dinner.
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What is your favorite family dinner?
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