Regular family meals are excellent for improving the mental health of children, especially adolescents, American scientists discover.
In the research participated 26000 teen age from 11 to 15 years. Have completed the survey which had questions about the frequency of family meals and relationships with parents, but also the duties of changes that reveal the state of their mental health.
Results have shown that more frequent family meals have a positive impact on their mental health. Thus, children who frequently eat parents had fewer behavior problems and were more emotionally developed.
The positive effects of family meals have been available to all children, regardless of age, gender or socioeconomic status of the family.
"The research results have surprised not so much because it is known that the family plays a major role in the development of the child", followed Prof. EverydayHealth statement. Frank Elgar.
Scientists emphasize that parents should use every opportunity to socialize with children and family meals are the ideal time for this.
Relaxed atmosphere, exchange of opinions and discussions are part of the family meal, for what reason have great importance in mental development of the child.
Even if not every day you can eat meal a week together, share at least one day a week that heritage hospitality, lunch and dinner to spend together, transmits Koha.net. Believe it or not, this will help your child closer to you, recognize the true values of life, to grow and develop without difficulty, both physically and emotionally.