The family dinner can be a refuge and a place of restoration. So why is it that America is moving away from the idea of family dinner? This article from IFS suggests that healing can be done around the table, regardless of the size of the family.
Middle and upper-middle-class American families have gotten used to outsourcing a lot of their life: child care, cooking, house cleaning, and even driving. Pandemic-related health fears and work disruptions have changed some traditional family responsibilities. More on this cultural shift in this article from IFS.