Family Dinners and the Quality of Teens’ Relationships with Mom and Dad

Teens who report having excellent relationships with their parents are less likely to use substances.

Teens who have frequent family dinners (five to seven family dinners per week) are likelier to say they have excellent relationships with their parents, and teens who have infrequent family dinners (fewer than three per week) are likelier to say they have fair or poor relationships with their parents.

Compared to teens who have five to seven family dinners per week, those who have fewer than three family dinners per week are five times likelier to say they have a fair or poor relationship with their mother, and they’re almost four times likelier to say they have a fair or poor relationship with their father.

See the full survey here.

ht to ThinkYouthMinistry

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