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Tips for spending time together as a family

Tips for spending time together as a family
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Spending quality time with your family is only as difficult as you allow it to be. Setting aside a specific time and establishing it as routine will help your children adjust to it, too. It’s not too late to make a family resolution to spend more time together in 2012.

Meal time is always a great time to bring the family together, said Martha Alice Spraberry, family and consumer science agent for the Texas AgriLife Extension Service in Taylor County.

“Suppertime is a good way to bring the family back together and wind the day down,” Spraberry said. “As my children got older and more involved in athletics, we made a commitment to have breakfast together.”

Spraberry suggested having children help prepare the meal, or, if they are younger, they can help plan the menu for a meal.

“Even cleaning up after a meal is a good bonding experience,” Spraberry said. “It not only gives you more time together after the meal, but also teaches responsibility.”

We’ve all heard the adage that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Educators have been touting this mantra since the dawn of time, especially on test days.

“Often people will say their family doesn’t eat breakfast, and this is something I think they need to look at,” Spraberry said. “We all need breakfast to fuel our minds and our bodies. Plus it is a good way to start the day…………… continues on ReporterNews.com

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