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”