One of the positive sides of this lockdown is that you get to spend some time with your family but on most days, we are busy looking after daily tasks and some people are working from home as well. To make sure that you connect with your kids better, you should have at least one meal of the day together as a family.
Here are other reasons why you should do that.
Gives you time to catch up
Sitting on one table without your gadgets can help you bond as a family and catch up with each other. Many kids are unable to find the right time to speak with their parents, this can help them open up with you.
Encourages positive eating behavior
Children are mostly at school and eat with their friends so you may not be aware of their eating habits. Eating one meal of the day together helps you understand their eating behavior and gives you the chance to inculcate healthy eating habits like chewing slowly, eating more veggies, etc.
Helps them socialize
Having a meal together with others helps them open up with other people outside of the home. It builds social skills and may even give them a chance to work on their communication skills.
Helps them bond with siblings
Eating together as a family can help your children get to know each other and even learn to share things. This also gives you time to discipline your children and improve their bond.