Why do you think eating together as a family is important?

What is your view? Did you eat around the table when you were growing up? Do you think it effects family ties or your view of your mother and father’s ability to take care of your needs? Many research studies suggest that eating together as a family around a table of home cooked food has many positive affects on families and children. Why do you think this is? Sometimes it seems life is too busy/stressful to worry about cooking…..