In This Chapter
Cultivating a positive mindful eating environment at home
Enjoying mindful mealtimes with your family
Exploring mindful eating with your kids
Sharing meals as a family can be a very special time for both children and parents. Parents get an opportunity to engage with their kids and be present for what’s happening in their lives. Children feel that they have their parents’ attention and are being listened to. Mealtimes become a special time of nourishment and connection where fond memories are created. The significance of this simple act has made sharing family meals a tradition in cultures all over the world for many generations past.
In today’s increasingly fast-paced culture, that tradition is slowly being lost as family-shared meals are becoming less and less frequent. These days, both parents in the household quite commonly work full-time jobs. Couple this with extended working hours and long commutes, and understandably many parents are often too tired to prepare meals at the end of the day or help children prepare their lunches. As children become teenagers, their lives also naturally become increasingly busier with sports, ...