Grades <ul><li>Studies have shown that your children will have better grades if they eat dinner with their parents four or more times a week then two or more times a week. </li></ul>
Money <ul><li>A dinner out at a restaurant can cost up to two times as much as a simple homemade dinner at home. Many families eat out at restaurants these days because they are too busy with their rushed schedules that they only have time for a prepared meal out. </li></ul>
Manners <ul><li>The dinner table is an ideal place for children to learn proper manners from their parents. </li></ul>
Bad Behavior <ul><li>Your children are less likely to do illegal drugs, smoking, and drinking if their family eats together five or more times a week. </li></ul>
The Communication Benefits <ul><li>When families eat dinner together it gives your children attention and a feeling of belonging. Dinner time is also a time for family bonding. </li></ul>
New Cooking Skills <ul><li>Children these days are not as skilled as they should be in the kitchen. When families eat dinner together it is an ideal opportunity for children to learn the basic tasks in cooking a homemade meal. </li></ul>
Comforting <ul><li>From conflicts at work to school, they can be eased with something as simple as the comforting environment of dinner with your family. </li></ul>
Credits <ul><li>"The Benefits of Eating Together The Family Who Eats Together Stays Together." www.sparkpeople.com . N.p., n.d. Web. 9 Jan. 2012. <http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_articles.asp?id=439>. </li></ul><ul><li>A Special Thanks To: Mr. Carpenter and Katie and Amanda </li></ul>
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