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With jobs, school projects, extra-curricular activities, after-school programs, and shopping, most families would rather eat on the run. Swinging through a fast food restaurant on your way to the next thing might be all you can fit in most evenings. But an ever-growing body of evidence points to the fact that shared time at the dinner table, as a family, improves family life, assists in weight control and helps children learn to communicate.

Family dinner also gives an opportunity for teaching moments: those organic times you can instill your values into your children. Here are some benefits that come with eating together.

  • Self-esteem. When the family sits around a table, each person is facing the group. When anyone speaks, the others automatically look at them. So, when your children tell you something at the table, they more often believe that you actually hear them, and you automatically acknowledge it if even simple by your gaze.
  • Sharing food together teaches children to wait their turn, to take portions for themselves while leaving equal portions for other family members, and to make certain everyone gets enough to eat. After all, they can see everyone else's plate, so an empty plate is more evident than when everyone is staring at the television or out the car window.
  • Communication. Because you control the background noise in your home, you can facilitate communication. A noisy restaurant might be difficult for a family member to talk over, but in your own home, you can set the noise level at dinnertime.
  • Eating together more often directly correlates with healthy eating patterns. Home cooked meals often include more vegetables and fruits, and less processed foods that are healthier for all family members.
  • The American College of Pediatricians publishes research that shows family eating time promotes less drug use, smoking, alcohol consumption, and other high-risk behaviors among teens, and less teen depression.
  • In small children, sharing the family table improves language acquisition and development while teens sharing family dinner seven times a week are almost forty percent more likely to receive higher grades in school.

Regularly sharing meals together gives the whole family an opportunity to share in the lives and interests of the other family members. Because the parents make the “rules” at the family table, children and teens (and adults) are less often absorbed in their electronic devices and spend more time actually interacting with other family members. Memories often form around shared times of breaking bread.


This Condo in Walpole, MA recently sold for $344,000. This Garden style home was sold by The Results Team - RE/MAX Executive Realty.


4 Rainbow Pond Dr, Walpole, MA 02081

Condo

$348,444
Price
$344,000
Sale Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
This 1st floor garden style unit with a brick and stucco exterior creates Tudor-style charm within a country setting. With updated kitchen and baths and freshly painted in neutral tones it is move-in ready just in time for the start of golf season. Generous sized living room has access to patio to sit an enjoy the tranquility of golf course living. (the 60" wall mounted television will stay) Cozy sitting area in the master bedroom offers a little space to kick back or perhaps set up some exercise equipment. Attic space, access via a pull-down staircase in the common area provides lots more storage in addition to the ample closet space in the unit. RCCC owners enjoy unlimited use of the 9-hole course as well as a new tennis court, a 30x50 outdoor pool surrounded by patios with chaise lounges and umbrella tables, an exercise room and a 5,000 sq.ft. clubhouse where many fun activities are held. Easy access to major highways and commuter rail. Don't miss this one, it is priced to sell.

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Rental

$950
Price

3
Rooms
1
Beds
1
Baths
A move in dream! Available now. Spacious 1 bedroom, 1 bath apartment. Walk out basement unit. Eat in kitchen with plenty of cabinets and counter space. This is a rental worth raving about, you will want to call this home. Coin-op laundry in the basement. Walk to the center of town and enjoy plenty of restaurants and parks. No pets, no smoking, no exceptions. Professionally managed 24/7 service provided. Great commuter location within minutes to major highways, shopping, dining etc. Call for your appointment today.
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Beds
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Bright, light and just right! This is the home you have been waiting for. Spacious 4 bedroom 2.5 split entry home with finished lower level. Gorgeous kitchen with beautiful granite countertops and backsplash. Oversized center island and stainless steel appliances. So much cabinet space. Sun drenched formal dining room with french doors and a bay window. Formal front living room has a beautiful fireplace and large picture window. Gleaming hardwood floors throughout most of the house. 3 bedrooms on the main floor and full bath. Master bedroom has a private half bath. Lower level has the 4th bedroom, a full bath and a front to back family room with a fire place as well. Could be used as a in-law space. Mud room is conveniently located right when you walk in from the garage. Enjoy the private back yard and deck for grilling and entertaining this summer. Laundry room and 1car garage under gives you space for plenty of storage. ***NO SHOWINGS UNITL FIRST OPEN HOUSE***
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