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Family Dinners

Posted Thursday, October 23, 2014

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Family Dinners Do you try to sit down with the whole family for dinner each night? With work schedules and kids' sports and extracurriculars, it may be impossible to do. Family meal time, some studies suggest, has lasting benefits for you and your kids. Then again, other research shows that striving for family dinners might just stress busy families out.


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Dr. Sheri Young, Chair of the Department of Psychology and Assistant Professor at John Carroll University
Dr. Sarah Bowen, Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at North Carolina State University
Kirstin Uhrenholdt, co-author of The Family Cooks
Dr. Anne Fishel, Co-Founder of the Family Dinner Project, Director, The Family and Couples Therapy Program, Mass General Hospital, Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School

Additional Information

The Family Cooks
The Family Dinner Project

Time Magazine: The Truth About Home Cooking
Time: We Need to Stop Guilting Parents into Cooking Dinner

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