Today on GMA, Robin Roberts interviewed Stephanie Hirsch, the author of Mother Nurture a book about how parents of successful people raised their kids. The one common thread was family dinners. Growing up that was the one constant at our house, we always ate at 6-6:30 and were expected to be home for supper. It was the time we talked about "what we learned" today and to find out what how we were doing. I think my brother and I turned out fairly well. We both got into very good colleges, well him a little better, I mean, I can't top Princeton. Sure I'm no Steven Spielberg, but my family is very important to me. I try to do family dinner at our house. Sometimes it doesn't always happen since J doesn't have set work hours, but Peanut Buttter and I will sit together and eat dinner and the boy will eat with us if he's at our house. I think it is a good time to talk and have family time, since is about the only time we have it. Everyone goes in their own directions after that. I going to hope that even with our busy schedules we will sit down as a family and have dinner the majority of the time.
Are family dinners important in your house? Do you think they make a difference?