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Reporter Dina Letko argues that time with family should be a daily occurrence in all households, whether that is sharing a meal or doing something more elaborate together, such as playing a game or having a movie night.

Family has been and always will be part of the lives of people of all ages, but the amount of time spent with family varies from household to household.

Time with family should be a daily occurrence in all households, whether that is sharing a meal or doing something more elaborate together, such as playing a game or having a movie night.

While it is true that family dynamics can be an obstacle while trying to spend time together, according to Stanford Medicine, sharing a meal together can help to improve family dynamics, and can also improve overall connection within the family, as 9 of 10 American parents think that family time creates a stronger family bond, according to Gitnux market data reports.

Family time helps all members of the family get away from school and work in order to do something fun and socialize with others, which can help to improve mental health, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

A 2022 survey from the American Heart Association showed that about 91% of parents who ate family meals together noticed that their family’s stress level went down while being together at the dining table.

Having time set aside for family every day would be beneficial for all members of the family. It is never too late to fix or strengthen family ties, because family is something that will always be there.

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Dina Letko
Dina Letko, Reporter
Dina Sadikovic Letko is a member of the Class of 2027. She began journalism in the 2023-24 school year as a ninth grader. Outside of journalism, she loves spending time with her family, reading, and writing. She published her first book around the same time that she joined journalism. She also loves playing outdoors, swimming, and she has been playing tennis since she was six years old. She plays competitively on the school tennis team.

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