It’s true; today’s families are busy. Family mealtimes are important. Sitting at the dinner table with your loved ones gives everyone a chance to communicate and reconnect. There are so many emotional benefits from honing in on family time and turning off the TV, putting the phone down and engage in light conversation. It’s important to cherish this quality time and not use it as the moment to reprimand, scold or complain about your day. This is not the time to unload. Take care of this pleasant experience and abstain from foul behavior. Your kids will take in what they feel. Parenting by means of positive example is easier than you think. Often times, parents have more power than they know. It takes a simple choice by making a decision to display peace and harmony at the dinner table. Most mealtimes last 20 minutes. More importantly you want to create a warm environment for your kids to feel safe perhaps to the point of open willingness to share moments in their day. Living a happier and healthier family life is quicker than you know.