Whatever night you choose to have dinner together, make it a regular activity, Rabbi Shmuley says. "When you plan on having dinner with your kids a certain night of the week, stick to it," he says. "Other obligations should be scheduled around dinner, not the other way around."
If you're new to family dinners, try picking a day toward the end of the week to start the tradition. "Try Fridays—it sets the tone for the weekend," Rabbi Shmuley says. "You've been apart from your family for the whole week doing your various activities separately. This brings you back together after you have been apart and helps you ease into your weekend."