Cell phones. Computers. TV. Homework. How do parents and kids ever find time to talk to each other? Environmental activist and producer Laurie David has an idea: Over dinner. In her new book, “The Family Dinner: Great Ways to Connect With Your Kids, One Meal at a Time,” David shares easy-to-prepare recipes and ideas for engaging children and teens during the most important hour of the day.
For example, consider just one recipe from the book, for Thai chicken wraps. David points out that kids can get involved by helping with the following tasks:
—Tearing the mint into little pieces.
—Pinching the tips and tails off the green beans.
—Washing the vegetables.
—Tasting to make sure the chicken is perfect.
Here’s the recipe so you can give David’s ideas a try at home: