Parkland Press

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Dinner time leads to talk of major issues

Thursday, August 7, 2014 by DENISE H. CONTINENZA Special to The Press in Opinion

Sometimes it is hard to practice what is preached. I am a strong advocate for family dinners where members peacefully share a meal, talk about their day and tell stories. There is no arguing, griping or disputing issues. Ahhh . . . . . .

Suffice it to say at times, my home does not resemble a Norman Rockwell painting.

Most often, the evening commences with whomever is home gathering in the kitchen for dinner.

The TV, hence, the evening news, is usually on and within view from the family room.

Parental involvement means involvement

Thursday, March 21, 2013 by DENISE H. CONTINENZA Special to The Press in Opinion

As often as possible, I stop what I am doing on a Saturday evening to watch the latest episode of "Too Cute" on the Animal Planet channel.

Last weekend, I managed to catch the show. I took a break from loading the dishwasher, flopped into the recliner and began viewing a program about three sets of kittens.

Baby animals are indeed too cute as they get into all sorts of mischief and predicaments while exploring their environment and pursuing the quest for independence.