Studies show that dinnertime is the most important hour a family can spend together. Kids who eat dinner with their family every night are more likely to eat healthy, have better language skills, and stay off drugs. However, 33 percent fewer families are participating in family dinners than they were 25 years ago.
The new book The Hour that Matters Most: The Surprising Power of the Family Meal (Tyndale House), co-written by Drs. Les and Leslie Parrot with Dream Dinners founders Stephanie Allen and Tina Kuna, is a collection of amazing tips and insights for parents with a desire to slow down and make the most of their time around the family table. The book helps guide the way for any family through practical conversation starters, meal planning, dinnertime stories, devotions and more. Readers will learn how to reclaim important time in order to build relationships, draw closer to one another, and restore connectedness and peace in their homes, simply through mealtimes together.