Studies find that family dinner offers benefits such as increased academic performance, lower obesity rates, improved well-being, and more.
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.
During family dinner, I asked: “How can we make this an awesome summer?” The responses were a reminder that my kids still love family time.
At dinner the other night, I asked this question to learn more about my family’s passions: What Inspires You?
The anticipation of gifts is so exciting for kids, it can easily overshadow other special holiday traditions. So last night, my family talked about what else we really enjoy about the holidays.
What makes you feel loved? What makes each of your family members feel loved? These questions and understing the 5 Love Languages will help.
After reading about the importance of practicing gratitude, I purchased four small spiral notebooks, one for each member of my family.
The other night, I asked this question: What would you like our family to do more? This discussion inspired ideas we’re all excited about.
When my kids were babies, I realized I had a lot to learn to help my family (and myself) develop emotional intelligence.
Last night I asked: “What about our family makes you want to come home?” The answers were a peek into the needs of the people I love.