In the first workshop, we talked about some of the benefits of family meals. The most important benefit was that our children need hours of family talk time and that the family table is a great place to get it! When families are too busy to talk, children and teens fall behind. But when families make time, they move ahead. Storytelling around family meals is one of the best ways to make this happen.
Storytelling is a natural part of mealtime, and your family members are probably storytelling experts. We want to encourage you to keep it up! Sometimes your children may roll their eyes and say, “not that story again!” But you are doing the right thing in keeping your family strong through storytelling.
What number of family meals were you able to reach this past week?