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Understanding Your Kid’s Social World

Family Dinner Topics

  • Family Dinner Topic: What Word Would You Choose to Guide You in the New Year?
    One-word intentions have grown in popularity in recent years. Unlike traditional New Years’ resolutions, one-word intentions are simple and straightforward.
  • The Surprising Benefits of Family Dinner
    Studies find that family dinner offers benefits such as increased academic performance, lower obesity rates, improved well-being, and more.
  • Family Dinner Topic: What’s on your post-quarantine bucket list?
    As we sat around our dinner table last night, I posed this question to my family: “What’s at the top of your post-quarantine bucket list?” The responses were heartfelt and simple: “Hang out with friends and neighbors, eat at a favorite restaurant, go to the library, walk to the ice cream shop, get back to a sports practice or fitness routine. It’s only been a few weeks, but the nostalgia for these regular activities was apparent.
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