All parents say that having a strong family life is important, but because of too many things to do they can't seem to find time to spend with their children. What many parents do not realize is that there is an existing daily routine where family togetherness can be enchanced- the family dinner. Ignoring the importance of the family meal is a big loss. This special hour is a chance for family members to stay connected. Gathering the table heightens family identity and that sense of belonging.