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Tuesday, 09 November 2010 18:00

Ten Benefits of Family Dinners

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Ten Benefits of Family Dinners

by Dr. Don Colbert

Eat This and Live for Kids!

A report from the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University found ten benefits of family dinners. Teens are:

1. Less likely to smoke cigarettes
2. Less likely to drink alcohol
3. Less likely to try marijuana
4. Less likely to have friends who use illicit drugs
5. Less likely to have friends who abuse prescription drugs
6. More likely to get mostly As and Bs at school
7. More likely to say they would confide in one or both parents about a serious problem
8. More likely to report that their parents are proud of them
9. More likely to report lower levels of stress and tension at home
10. More likely to talk to their families during dinner and have the TV off during the meal

Published in Kingdom Family News