The Hour That Matters Most: The Surprising Power of the Family Meal
The facts are on the table. Dinnertime is truly the most important hour in a day that a family can spend together. Focusing on the family meal, this book will help strengthen families by showing them how to reclaim this important time in order to build relationships, draw closer to one another, and restore a sense of peace in their homes. Millions of parents in America can...more
Promo: The facts are on the table. Dinnertime is truly the most important hour in a day that a family can spend together. Focusing on the family meal, this book will h ...more
"This book is devoted to helping you reclaim your family dinnertime and reap the surprising rewards it has to offer" (page xiv). That being said, this book isn't one that *just* talks about the importance of family dinners. Don't get me wrong, it does talk about that, and offers research and statistics in regard to the benefits of a family eating together, but it has much more to off ...more
According to the authors, dinnertime is the one time that brings the family together through conversation and a meal. But they also state that the 'hour that matters most' doesn't have to be dinner - it's a meal where the entire family can sit down with each other, h ...more
My family already eats dinner together almost every night (although my kids are only 2 and 5 years old so they hardly have somewhere better to be) but I was interested in the information the book had on family dinners and the tips ...more
There is nothing revolutionary in this book. All of the bits of family psychology and relationship advice has been seen elsewhere, probably numerous times. The authors bring these together under the context of family dinners and discusses how this setting can be the best place to grow family relationships.
One of the major problems is the busy-ness of modern life and hav ...more
If you do not already do so, this book will give you the incentive to make dinnertime a priority for your family. If you already have a family meal there is still much to learn from this book including tips on communicating with your children and some new recipes to prepare for your family.
Married in 1984, the ...more