Dining out isn’t just a luxury, it offers a variety of benefits for the whole family. Whether it’s a four-course meal or a quick dinner after work, discover how dining out could improve the quality of your entire week.
Encourage Family Time
Between work, school, and soccer practice creating family time can be difficult. Dining out provides your family with the opportunity to spend time together, without distractions such as television or tablets.
Reward Your Children
If your children have a favorite restaurant, use dining out as a weekly reward. Your kids will be encouraged to try harder at school or sports if they know that they can expect to receive something for their efforts.
Build Social Skills
Your children need to learn how to behave politely in public. Taking them to a restaurant once a week is a great way for them to develop social skills. Allow them to order their own meal, and ensure that they thank the server politely.
Listen to Your Family
The lives of young families can be stressful and hectic. Balancing work and family doesn’t provide a lot of down time, and often emotions and feelings fall by the wayside. Dining out once a week allows you to listen to your family’s needs and wants. Perhaps there is something your son has been wanting to discuss but could never find the right time. Ask your children and your spouse about their day, and let the discussion go from there.
If your child doesn’t like to stray from the standard chicken nuggets, encourage them to try something new. Dining out makes the process of trying new foods fun for small children. Use dessert as an incentive to try a new dish.
Enjoy Authentic Italian Cuisine at Basta Pasta
For over 12 years, Basta Pasta has been providing Marylanders with delicious Italian specials cooked from fresh, delicious, high-quality ingredients. Enjoy a taste of classic Italian food with spectacular pasta dishes, unlimited salad and breadsticks, and sumptuous fine Italian wines. To make a reservation at our Timonium location, contact us online or give us a call at (410) 308-0838. To make a reservation at our Fallston location, contact us online or give us a call at (410) 692-5200. To find out more about our menu, follow us on Facebook and Twitter!