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Family Dinners: Do They Make a Difference?

Regular family dinners can be tough to come by, but many research studies show that a family sit-down dinner a few days a week can have huge payoffs in reducing the risk of substance abuse among teens. This benefit appears to result from an increase in trust, willingness for teens to bring problems to parents, improved communication skills such as learning to bring up delicate topics, the ability to identify changes in a child’s behavior, resource sharing, and many other life skills. Source: (Search on “family dinner drug abuse”)


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