Before starting their design work for kitchen remodeling projects, the Design Build Planners team has their clients fill out "profile checklists". The lists give the DBP team insight into how a client plans on using the space as a family unit. One thing that has been decreasing in recent years in the desire for a family dining area.
Most families are operating on very different schedules and finding an agreeable time for a sit down meal is often a difficult task. However is it an endeavor that requires more effort?
Family therapists and psychologists are in agreement that there are many benefits to a communal dinner set up. In younger children, there is a cognitive uptick in verbal processing and vocabulary. On older members of the family; there are signs of reduced anxiety and depression.
Hit CBS show Blue Bloods often shows the show's main family discussing a variety of different subjects over a meal. This dinner features multiple different generations and thus many different viewpoints. Fans often find this to be the best dive into the psyche of the characters and the pinnacle of most episodes.
Do YOU have a Sunday family dinner tradition? If not...do you think you should start one?