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Email of the Day: I Had 'Tea Time' With My Kids After School

By Dr. Laura on December 6, 2023
Woman sits with two young girls on either side of her on the couch, all three holding a mug

When our children were young, I learned from my European mother-in-law to have “tea time” when they got home from school. My husband has fond memories of having tea and a cookie with his mom when he was young, so I did the same with our children.


I discovered that tea time was when everything was fresh in their minds, so I got to hear all about their day at school in great detail. By the time my husband came home, the first flush of excitement had passed, and they were calmer, which led to more succinct stories at dinnertime. It is a lovely custom.
My children still enjoy it when they come home today, even though they’re all married and on their own!



I Had 'Tea Time' With My Kids After School


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