More parents are realising the importance of shared family time at the dinner table.
Next week the Parenting Place is putting on New Zealand's Whanau Dinner Night, an event taking place in your own home.
Often, dinnertime is the only time when all family members are all together in one place.
So, what's the best way to get the most out of this time?
Parenting Place Kaikorero Petra Bagust spoke to Ryan Bridge.
Watch the video.