Vicki: What is the importance of family dinner? Paul: Well you get to eat. Vicki: That is definitely one of them. There is a lot of research that shows that one of the most important things to do is to be at the crossroads of your children. Meaning, when they are coming and going in and out of the house. Paul: Especially if you can’t be there at the time like when the kids are coming home from school. Vicki: Even if you can, family dinner still is really great for a few reasons. There is some research that shows in those families that have consistent family dinners, there’s an increase in the child’s grades. Paul: It improves their grades? Vicki: Well, there is a correlation. There is also a reduced risk of drug abuse when they have consistent family dinners. Paul: Maybe I can say weird about correlation.