In that it isn't always easy to get teenagers to do things, bottom line is that we are still the parents and they should be respecting what we want. I moved the TV in the livingroom so it couldn't be seen at all from the dining room. It is normally always turned off. However every so often we do through blankets on the livingroom floor and do a dinner picnic. My kids love it. Eating as a family is super important for so many reasons. Social, manners, family and it helps us know more about our kids and what is happening in their lives.
Ask you son to compromise and do a few nights a week at the table. It might grow from there.
- 2/10/2009 3:44:34 PM