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Stress-Free Discipline by Sara Au, Peter L. Stavinoha

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5

Mealtime

Plenty of families struggle to manage behavior at the kitchen table. Siblings bicker, picky children complain about the menu choices, and we all wolf down our food in order to get to our next scheduled activity. You may find yourself fondly recalling the days of idyllic family mealtimes, with everyone sitting around the table, using their best manners, all happily eating the same freshly prepared food. For many of us, that may likely now be a rare occurrence rather than the norm. But it’s understandable that frustration sets in when, inbetween volleyball games, dance recitals, kids complaining about the vegetables, and one or more parents working late, dinnertime doesn’t work out the way you’d planned.

It’s okay; idyllic may not be ...

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