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Want to prevent your kids from drinking, running away, drugs, stealing, and much more?

This one thing also helps with academic achievement too!

What is this one thing you can do tonight?

Frequent family dinners are, according to the research, negatively associated with problem behaviors such as substance-use, running away, drinking, physical violence, property-destruction, and stealing.

They are correlated with positive outcomes such as academic achievement, improved family relationships, improved health, marital satisfaction, for adolescents—a sense of personal identity, positive peer relationships, healthier eating habits, and fewer depressive symptoms.  Family mealtime is actually the single best predictor of academic achievement scores.  It’s also a built-in nightly check-in for families.

**See other post  for Dr. Weisz’s Top 10 Tips on how to implement family dinners despite our hectic lives.

 

Thanks for reading,

Dr. Leigh Weisz

 

Specializing in Therapy and Testing for Children

For more information go to  http://www.drleighweisz.com