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    Study after study shows a correlation between thriving kids and families who dine together. Research has found that parents’ presence in the home at key times – especially at dinner – was associated with reduced incidence of drug use, sex and violence among teenagers.

  • A small dining room leads to big conversation.


  • Keep candles on the table and use them, for all occasions.


  • Occasionally, serve breakfast on your best china (in the dining room, of course!)

Excerpted from Home: Celebrating the Spaces of Your Heart”