Friday, August 15, 2008
Posted by Kristen - Dine & Dish
Julienne Smith, author of Food for Talk, a boxed set of conversation starters, is also a huge advocate for making family mealtime a priority. “The benefits to children of family mealtime are extremely positive and powerful. The University of Michigan study of children's time found that more meal time at home was the single strongest predictor of better achievement scores and fewer behavioral problems in school. Meal time was far more powerful than time spent in school, studying, church, playing sports, and art activities.”
With Julienne’s conversation starters, you can get your children to open up by using one of her conversation starter questions each night as you sit down to eat. The Food for Talk conversation starters help parents to get past the only question some can think of each evening, ”How was school?”, and creates an environment for a dynamic, open and interesting dialog between you and your family.
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This Post was written by Kristen Doyle from Dine & Dish.