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Is 5:00 to early to make supper?

my kids act like they haven't eaten in days when they wake up.


Asked by EvansMommy31605 at 12:35 PM on May. 18, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • i always start dinner at around five,it is better to eat earlier rather then later.and if they wake up hungry at least u know they had a good breakfast to start the day

    Answer by twolilgirls712 at 12:39 PM on May. 18, 2011

  • No. Eating earlier is better for everyone. You gain more weight when you eat later in the evenings. Our family actually has dinner between 4-5pm because of my husbands schedule, and our after school schedules. Generall the kids come home around 2-2:30, we do some homework, down time for them while I start dinner, and hubby is home by 4ish. We eat, go to practice or a ball game which ever happens to be going on. Then home around 7-9 pm and bed after their baths.

    Answer by gemgem at 12:37 PM on May. 18, 2011

  • LOL...i used to have supper ready around that time only because hubby gets off at 4:30 and gets home around 5. At MIL's they eat around 6 which i think is too late,your suppose to eat early so that you can burn some of it off. I think 6 is late probably because i've always made dinner around 5, idk. My friend made dinner around 7 or so and i think that is WAY to late! but she does have a good point of how someone could go the rest of the night not to get hungry hours after i guess that is why you have late night snacks.

    Answer by americansugar80 at 12:40 PM on May. 18, 2011

  • i start at 5.. usually ready by 5:30.

    Answer by 3HappylKidds at 12:48 PM on May. 18, 2011

  • Dinner time is at 5pm around my house.

    Answer by hopeandglory53 at 2:04 PM on May. 18, 2011

  • 5 is GREAT. I wish we ate that early. It's usually 6:30 for us, for that's when DH is home for dinner. On weekends we go with 4:30 or 5.

    Answer by KairisMama at 2:18 PM on May. 18, 2011

  • we eat dinner at 4 PM and a light snack at 6 and bed for the kids at 7 and bed for us by 9

    Answer by JoLee12345 at 4:13 PM on May. 18, 2011

  • thats dinner time

    Answer by rinamomof2 at 6:49 PM on May. 18, 2011

  • I start dinner at 4pm (when the kids get home from school) and we eat at 5pm. They get no other food after dinner and bedtime is 8pm.

    We've been doing it that way for as long as I can remember.

    Answer by justanotherjen at 12:43 PM on May. 18, 2011