Regular family dinners are a wonderful use of your time. If you can make just one thing a priority in your family, it should be eating family dinners together at least several times a week. Research has shown over and over that that kids from homes that have family dinners at least 3 times a week have better grades, better language skills and better overall health. They have a lower risk of smoking, drinking and using drugs. You have to eat meals anyway, so it won’t cost your family anything extra to do together. Prepare and cooking the meal together is even better! Kids tend to open up more when you work together in the kitchen. And don’t allow electronics at dinner time!