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Family Dinners Can Bolster Teens’ Mental Health

(3/25/2013)

Family Dinners Can Bolster Teens’ Mental Health
Psych Central
March 21, 2013

For many, a sit-down dinner with everyone in the family is increasingly rare, with often clashing schedules of after-school activities, business obligations and social events.  But family dinners do more than just bring parents and kids up to date; a new study suggests the fellowship inherent in such gatherings contributes to good mental health in adolescents.  Researchers discovered family meal times are a measurable signature of social exchanges in the home that benefit adolescents’ well-being – regardless of whether or not they feel they can easily talk to their parents.

View the full article here: http://psychcentral.com/news/2013/03/21/family-dinners-can-bolster-teens-mental-health/52849.html

 


Keywords: family, dinners, teens, mental, health



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