Studies have shown that children are more stable and do better in a home where the family eats dinner together at the table regularly. This is not where everyone eats watching a t.v. show. It's where people are talking and interacting with each other every night. Family dinner is a time when you can find out about each other's day, what everyone has learned, and also where you can teach things like values and good character. It is bonding time.
A friend of mine starts the conversation off every night by asking each person at the table what the "Best and Worst" thing about their day was. This is a great conversation starter! Here are some links to articles with other good ideas about family dinner.