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.