Establish & Protect Your Family’s Time at the Table

Family calendars are increasingly filled with a myriad of activities, American Heritage Girls meetings, mid-week church gatherings, sports, dance, and a partridge in a pear tree! I’m not kidding, have you seen how jam-packed the family calendar is this Fall? 

Recent studies have shown less than half of American families eat together even 2 nights a week, even though the advantages of regular family dinners benefit children greatly. With seemingly every other thing tugging at the family’s time and focus, have you considered the value of carving out regular family meals as protected slots on the calendar? 

Your girl might not realize it now, but her heart needs time with you and the family on a regular basis. Do your best to set aside those times and use them for an eternal impact on her life. 

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American Heritage Girls

American Heritage Girls is the premier national character development organization for young women that embraces Christian values and encourages family involvement. AHG is dedicated to the mission of building women of integrity through service to God, family, community, and country.