In a survey of a thousand families, Ellen Galinsky, the head of the Families and Work Institute and the author of Mind in the Making, asked children, “If you were granted one wish about your parents, what would it be?” Most parents predicted their kids would say spending more time with them. They were wrong. The kids’ number one wish was that their parents were less tired and less stressed.
…Studies have shown that parental stress weakens children’s brains, depletes their immune systems, and increases their risk of obesity, mental illness, diabetes, allergies, even tooth decay.
These 7 things are not hard to do and they work! Sitting down to eat dinner with the table set is something that my mom always insisted on. Well, looks like once again, Mom was right. It does not take that long, and it is a good time to process the day, connect, and relax. Pretend you are French, the Frenchy’s really know how to do dinner.