Teaching reading I am always looking for articles which could engage my students and convince them to speak in English and to write. I was surprised how much they liked an opinion article about the significance of eating dinner together, especially with the family. In that article the writer, C. J. Moore, claims that “eating together is one of the most civilizing social events in life. It follows that eating with children should bring a socializing influence to their lives, too.”
I had been familiar with this approach, when we lived in the US we were told that having dinner together as a family would contribute to the emotional well-being of our children and improve their social skills.
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