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The Family Dinner : Great Ways to Connect with Your Kids, One Meal at a Time - Laurie David

The Family Dinner

Great Ways to Connect with Your Kids, One Meal at a Time

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Published: 3rd November 2010
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The producer of "An Inconvenient Truth," Laurie David's new mission is to help America's overwhelmed families sit down to a Family Dinner, and she provides all the reasons, recipes and fun tools to do so.
Laurie David speaks from her own experience confronting the challenges of raising two teenage girls. Today's parents have lots to deal with and technology is making their job harder than ever. Research has proven that everything we worry about as parents--from drugs to alcohol, promiscuity, to obesity, academic achievement and just good old nutrition--can all be improved by the simple act of eating and talking together around the table.
Laurie has written a practical, inspirational, fun (and, of course, green) guide to the most important hour in any parent's day. Chock-full chapters include: Over seventy-five kid approved fantastic recipes; tips on teaching green values; conversation starters; games to play to help even the shyest family member become engaged; ways to express gratitude; the family dinner after divorce (hint: keep eating together) and much more. Filled with moving memories and advice from the country's experts and teachers, this book will get everyone away from electronic screens and back to the dinner table.

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Really good book - now to write a more up to date Australian version! Be aware that the recipes are all provided by the author's Danish au pair, she gets some acknowledgement but possibly not enough given the amount of content she has delivered. Some of the celebrity endorsements are a bit over the top - I'd have been more convinced by, say, Tom Hanks and Julia Louis Dreyfus' endorsements if I could picture them without the household helpers I'm sure they have (just like the author). There are some good sections on drawing kids out in conversations and a great interview with an early childhood teacher about misreading a child's need for control as 'fussiness'. Overall an interesting book.

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""The Family Dinner" is a great, fun cookbook, but it's so much more than that-- it's an empowering recipe for joy, health and healing." "Dr. Dean Ornish"" "I, like Laurie, truly believe in the sanctity of the evening meal and the health benefits of sitting down and eating together are the cherry on the top!"--Dr. Philip Landrigan, Dean for global health, Mount Sinai School of Medicine "If you can muster the energy for only one tool to raising a healthy family, make it having family dinner. This book will help you make those meals easy, fun, and of lasting impact."--Tom Hanks, Actor, Producer, Dad "The Family Dinner is a great, fun cookbook, but it's so much more than that-- it's an empowering recipe for joy, health and healing."--Dr. Dean Ornish

ISBN: 9780446565462
ISBN-10: 0446565466
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 246
Published: 3rd November 2010
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.04 x 21.59  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 1.09