Air Date: 12/04/12 Eating dinner together as a family has been linked to everything from preventing delinquent behaviour and drug and alchohol problems to increasing verbal and academic performance. Eating together as a family makes miracles happen. People will talk and make a connection as a family which is invaluable. Contemporary society is always on the go and no doubt it may seem easier to eat fast food on the go, but there are far more benefits to eating together as a family. It helps them master fundamental elements of character through simple things, and it strengthens your family unit. For suggestions on how to get the most out of meal times listen in to this week's edition of Parenting with Cheryl Erwin. Parenting with Cheryl Erwin airs every Tuesday morning on 88.7 FM, KUNR, and can be reached at 775-331-6723 or firstname.lastname@example.org.