The modern way of life, our demanding schedules and alienation, have led to the extinction of a very important habit that characterized the Greek family: the gathering of all family members for dinner. A habit, which, behind from its typical form, was covering very essential values.Those of communication, socialization, maintaining respect for the hierarchy of the family (father, mother, children), and the division of labor within the home.
For children, family dinner has two very important purposes:
Try to be with the children in a dining table at least once a day (e.g. during breakfast or dinner on weekdays, and on Sunday's lunch). With good will and good organization, the right principles and values that used to tie together the old traditional Greek families, can be emulated as habits in today's contemporary era.