Your little one by now is fully ready for some family bonding time! We know that she still tends to throw or accidently spit half of the things she tries to eat. But it’s still important to have dinner with your child as it helps in their overall growth, while ensuring family bonding. These days, busy schedules of both parents can make it difficult to enjoy dinners and have quality time. Plus, families are unaware of the benefits of regularly eating together, especially with a child that’s not even fully 2 years old.
Benefits of family mealtimes
Research suggests that family dinners are pivotal for a child’s growth and have several other benefits for the development of your little one. In fact, even when they are older, having meals with your children will ensure that they grow into better humans, have strong family bonds, and a sense of belonging.
The reason why you should have dinner with your family is simple- it helps you enjoy a conversation. Everyone is busy and your kid is developing. Dinner is the time you can talk to them, listen to their gibberish chatter, or just help them learn new behaviors. At the same time, it is a great opportunity to feel closer. Conversations during dinner will even help your child improve their vocabulary. It will also give them the opportunity to socialize more and develop at a strong, emotional level.