Picture in your mind two different families. The first one eats on the run, or everyone comes into the kitchen as needed, on their own, to grab food. In the second family everyone comes together for dinner, and hopefully a few other meals too ;-), they sit down at the table to eat and enjoy each others company. Which scenario is more appealing? Which family would you rather be living like? Which family are you living like?
I remember when I was in college going to visit an old roommate who had gotten married the year before. She always made sure I had a good dinner and I felt very nourished and cared for. If for no other reason than providing that feeling to our children and spouses, family dinner should be a priority.
If you’re running around to lessons, and activities during dinner time, consider rescheduling or even dropping a few activities. More than one interrupted dinner hour a week can easily become a habit.