We know, we know. For years now we’ve heard all about the studies that show that having dinner together as a family every night is one of the best and most positive parenting things you can do. It has all sorts of benefits, from building better family relationships, making better food choices, raising self-esteem in children, to even having an impact on their grades and whether or not they will engage in at risk behaviors. And for the most part, when kids are in elementary school and middle school, making weeknight family dinners happen is pretty doable. But then comes high school, and just when we need the family time more than ever (and yearn to connect with your eye rolling young adults because TEEN ANGST IS REAL), gathering everyone together at the same time every evening is darn near impossible. There is just too much going on in the lives of modern teenagers to make being at home, seated around a table nightly by 6 p.m. a reality, let alone a remote possibility. But…
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