Dinner? Breakfast? Lunch? Snack? Dessert?
They are all options. The goal? Be together. Talk. Reminisce. This (short) chapter talks about all the things you can do at family dinner– some challenging, all engaging.
At this point, I am thinking about Dan Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson– their work with memories and telling stories can be a lovely part of family talk time. Childhood stories, kids asking questions about “When you were little…” and more. (Difficult memories involving your children should be saved for more private conversations where you can be snuggling or sitting close– a great way to heal and help children make sense of memories is to re-tell and talk about hard memories while creating a sense of comfort.)
So for all of you who are rushing home for dinner and creating more stress– be creative, find another meal that works for you and your family.