Some times you read some statistics and you just say whatever. Other times I read statistics that just rock me. I read some stats associated with family dinner time the other day. I am not going to quote them for you all, but here is the basic reality. If you eat a dinner 3-4 times a week as a family, the chances of your children committing a crime, doing drugs, going to jail, experiencing a divorce, getting pregnant outside of marriage, struggling with an eating disorder, fighting poor grades and being depressed go way down. I mean way down. Way down. I have heard some of this before. But wow. I think there is something for many of us here.
I read a similar thing recently about having the mother (or either parent) home with the kids. It’s a politically incorrect thing to talk about — you’ll almost never see a favorable article about it in the media. Kids left to manage on their own after school do a poor job of managing, according to writer Bernie Goldberg.