They say a family that eats together, stays together. And now, science backs the claim. According to a new study, sharing at least four meals a week can help maintain domestic bliss.
Researchers claim that an average family today spends less than 12 hours a week together, and coming together at the dinner table helps bridge the gap, the Daily Express reported. The study also showed that having more than one tablet computer in the house, a streaming broadband video account, regular vacation trips, and having both sets of grandparents around, were among the things that created a harmonious family life.
In addition to that, small things like having a “treat cupboard”, a collection of board games and a comfortable sofa also contribute to better family bonding. While a huge kitchen topped parents’ wish list of things to improve the home, children wished for a tree-house.