While I agree there are advantages to sitting together with no distractions and interact as a family. I also agree that it should happen a few times a week. I also agree that for some families
I am challenged - how do I get your message at the top of mine?
We're Methodists in my family.
"If you can't annoy somebody with what you write, I think there's little point in writing."-- Kingsley Amis, British novelist, 1971 t .
Where is the rigidity? We don't have family dinner every night.
Every significant family event centers on food
My H family is Italian and everything revolves around glutony which was cool with me until I turned 40. Our cousin with tween girls - it make her crazy.
I have boys - bring it on.
My feeling if it works for the family it works for the family. But if it works for mom but not dad - then it does not work for the family.