They say "Over the past 15 years, research has shown what parents have known for a long time: Sharing a fun family meal is good for the spirit, brain and health of all family members. Recent studies link regular family meals with the kinds of behaviors that parents want for their children: higher grade-point averages, resilience and self-esteem."
I also read another article which said "Harvard Graduate School of Education professor, Catherine Snow – one of the world’s leading experts on language and literacy has conducted research which shows that talking with children leads to a larger vocabulary, and that leveraging this broader vocabulary through further discussion and storytelling leads to improved literacy outcomes." This basically means that you can get better at reading, and writing, by having more conversations with your parents. Easy. Right?
Suryansh - It's going pretty good. Most of the time it's me, my mum and my sister. My sister answers the questions sort of. My mum asks me the question back. The conversations last for 5 or 10 minutes.
Beth - Normally they're all right. Last week, my sister, my mum and dad gave me a short answer so I asked my dad for a bigger answer and he just went on and on. Normally they are good. When there's something good to talk about my sister joins in. I normally do it on Mondays and it's usually fun because the conversation goes off in different directions.
Hanna - I just ask the question and they answer in 2 minutes so I have to ask for a longer conversation. One time, I asked my mum and she thought a lot and said one thing, then she thought some more and said another thing and then she went on and on.
Mia - It's good. Well my sister once dreamed she went to a place called "House World" where all she did was play in the house. And then she went to "Nothing World" where she did nothing. My parents said they went on so many vacations they can't compare them because they are so different.
Dev - First when we sit down I bring up the project, then they have a minute to answer. When they answer they give a really short answer so my brother then takes the lead in the conversation and I try to bring it back and sometimes I manage to but not always.
Abe - It's ok. I ask my mum first and this week she said she wants to go to Switzerland. Then she said she had been there but she wants to go again. Right now my dad is in Korea so I sent him a message and he said he wants to go to Palestine. I didn't ask my little brother but I think he might want to go to the USA because I think he likes it there.
William - My mum went to Moshi a lot of times and she really misses it because there are a lot of trees. She also wants to go to Australia one day and I want to go their too.