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Friday, January 21, 2011

Benefits of family meals

Fewer than half of the Finnish 14-16-year-olds interviewed in a recent survey eat with their family. The study revealed that in many homes no meals are actually served. Yet, youths yearn for these regular, relaxed moments with their family. When asked what they wanted from their parents, the message was clear: "Warm meals, eating together as a family, and someone who listens, and has time for you," reports a Finnish newspaper. Family meals have an important impact on a youth's mental health. According to the article, youths who take part in family meals are usually doing well in school, they seldom smoke, drink, or use drugs, and they are less frequently depress.

It's indeed important to eat together as a family. People bond when they it. It's a nice time to talk about what's going on with each others lives and the things that happened during the day. So no matter how busy we are, one simple meal together, will surely bring wonders and happy times. Would you agree?

2 comments:

Scotty's Princess said...

I couldn't agree with you more, She. With the fast pace that the world has now, quality time and bonding with family became so elusive, that's why broken homes are common.

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Prettymom said...

eating meals together is really good, i am glad that we usually do that..at least on weekends