Telly grub ‘kills chat’
EATING on the sofa is killing family time as TV gets in the way of talking to each other.
One in five adults who watch the box over dinner, feel they miss out on quality time with their kids, research has revealed
Despite 82% of Brits owning a dining table, almost half snub it for the couch and one in 10 prefers to dine under the duvet, a study for cleaning equipment firm Bissell found.
A visit from the in-laws is enough to encourage a fifth of Brits back to the table, as is the Sunday roast which tempts back 38%.
Psychologist Angharad Rudkin said: “Family lives are busy. It is tempting to make dinner ‘zoning out’ time on the sofa but making the time and effort to eat together without distraction a few times a week can help us feel connected, appreciated and healthier.”
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