Mark your calendars now and pledge to eat dinner with the family!
For generations, the family meal has been an essential human ritual. This is the time when members of the family sit around the same table, eat the same food and listen to one another. It is a sad fact that many Filipino families are now taking mealtimes for granted. All kinds of social, economic, and technological factors contributed to the decline in the frequency of family dining. With both parents working, longer commutes, and the children shuttling between school and after-school activities like sports or choir practices or attached to their screens or phones at home, family members have to eat at
their own time, with no routine, with no rules.
What parents do not realize is the importance of their presence at the dinner table, that spending time with their children during mealtimes can affect the rest of their lives.