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Reclaim Dinnertime and Take Back Your Time

Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Reclaim Dinnertime was launched today in anticipation of Take Back Your Time Day on October 24th.

The site features some practical suggestions from University of Minnesota Family Social Science Professor Bill Doherty, PhD, on how to make family dinnertime a time to reconnect as a family.

Personally, I think this one is the most important:

"Turn off all cell phones, televisions, MP3 players, computers and PDAs during dinner to avoid interruptions."

How important is family mealtime at your place? Do you have any additional tips to add to Professor Doherty's list?

More Food for Thought
Take Back Your Time Posters: You'll also find tips and ideas for taking control of your time. Very inspiring.
Mealtime Solutions: Your Toughest Mealtime Problems, Solved: A lens I created at Squidoo that provides links to numerous family nutrition resources.
Mealtime Solutions for Your Baby, Toddler, and Preschooler by Ann Douglas: Offers strategies for simplifying mealtime preparation and putting the family and community aspects back in family mealtimes.
Pause: Putting the Brakes on a Runaway Life by Katherine Gibson: The title says it all: slow down and enjoy all aspects of life more, including mealtimes.

| posted by Ann D @ 7:58 PM