The Case Against Family Dinners

family eating dinner together

Not what a typical family dinner looks like

Conventional wisdom says family dinners are important.

They bring everyone around a bountiful table to share bits and pieces of the day, and spend quality time together. Eating together as a family is eveb listed as one of the ways to make sure your kids don’t slip into drug use.

But there needs to be a “BUT”, “IF”, “UNLESS”, or asterisk added to the “eating together as a family is important” statement. Something like: “Eating together as a family is important UNLESS your kids are under 8.”

After the jump, one father’s case AGAINST eating dinner as a family, and why it’s a brilliant idea.

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Buzz is married to Jennifer and has 2 sons. Zacharie was born in May 2007 and Charles in January 2010. Buzz is a radio guy who enjoys building bridges between old and new media. Follow buzz on Twitter @buzzbishop and check out DadCAMP on Google+

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