- Schedule it. Just like you schedule a dental appointment, you have to make time so that you can eat together as a family. Schedule it. You can plan your meals in advance and shop for groceries on weekends.
- Make if fun. Members of the family will look forward to eating together when you make the activity fun. Turn off the TV so you can talk to one another. Then make sure to keep the conversation light.
- Go out and play. Even a short time together can promote family bonding and help each of you reduce stress and keep healthy. Go out and have 15 minutes of fun scrimmage or light exercise
- Take a break. Instead of the family having a downtime by lounging on the couch to watch a TV show, try taking a break and dooing some stretches, tackling some household chores or going out for a walk. That will not only help burn off calories, will also give you time to talk to one another.
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