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Expert roundtable: the psychological benefits of our Thanksgiving rituals

Our panel discusses the benefits of gathering for an annual holiday meal. Traditions and rituals give us a sense of identity and closeness with those we love – and come with mental and physical health benefits too.
Family dinners can whet children’s appetites for reading. Family via

Dinnertime storytelling makes kids voracious readers

Family meals – with lively conversation, storytelling and discussions of books and the tales they contain – feed children's literacy skills.
Families can fill up on more than food when they dine together. Dining image via

Science says: eat with your kids

As a family therapist, I often have the impulse to tell families to go home and have dinner together rather than spending an hour with me. And 20 years of research in North America, Europe and Australia…
Across the West this year, civilization will fall, as one by one, Christmas dinners collapse into war by other means. Steve McFarland

This Christmas, remember – manners maketh the man

In a successful civilization every activity becomes a genuine education. All pursuits approach the dream of “motherhood”: citizens are gently and lovingly raised to be more noble, empathetic, playful…

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