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  • 10 Practical Ways You Can Improve Your Family Dinners
    March 2, 2022 Danielle Barrett

    10 Practical Ways You Can Improve Your Family Dinners

    Let’s face it, our lives are so busy sometimes just getting dinner onto the table can be considered a win, other times you spend extra time preparing and cooking a delicious family meal, and then….....it doesn’t quite go to plan.

    The teenager won’t come out of their room, the toddler won’t even look at the meal you made, someone is running late for dinner, one-word answers to every question you ask and all you really want is to connect, laugh and share with your family for 20 minutes! ……Sound familiar?

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  • 5 Ways to Bring Your Family Back To The Table
    November 10, 2021 Danielle Barrett

    5 Ways to Bring Your Family Back To The Table

    Let’s face it, during lockdown we all let our normal routines slip, more time on tech, going to bed later than usual, more treats and rewards, perhaps dinners in front of the TV or screens slipped into the mix too.

    Firstly, let me start by saying that lock down and home schooling were extremely challenging times, it wasn’t a “normal” situation and so we all in some way shape or form dropped some of our routines that normally aren’t negotiable. In our house, I did whatever I needed to do to keep my family happy, safe and smiling. The issue is now, how do you reel some of these things back?

    I think of all the things that may have slipped, sitting down to dinner together is the one thing that can make the greatest difference to your family.

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  • How To Entice Your TEEN To WANT To Eat Dinners With You
    October 13, 2021 Danielle Barrett

    How To Entice Your TEEN To WANT To Eat Dinners With You

    If you’re finding mealtimes unrewarding with your teen or having glimpses of teen-like behaviour from your tween, my advice is to persist past the eye rolls, one-word answers and grunts because there is a long list of benefits associated to family mealtimes. Proven benefits such as increased self-esteem and resilience, as well as lower rates of teen pregnancy, substance abuse and eating disorders, just to name a few that are evidenced by teens that regularly connect over dinner with their families. Listed below are 10 ideas that will help to entice family mealtimes with teens:

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