Most families have actually forgotten how to eat together, and part of the reason is their busy lifestyle and also their addiction to watching the television.
For many, setting the table is too much of an effort and many are not aware how to do it right.
Proper table setting, and even table etiquette, is important, because its a good way to connect with family or friends. Also, how you set it, depends on the situation.
An informal setting, with just family and friends, is a bit different from a more formal setting (guests such as your boss and his spouse).
For your family meal, a proper table setting will include things like place-mat, dinner plates, napkins, water glasses and jug, knives, forks, and spoons. You may also require some bowls.
Here’s a video that demonstrated how to do it correctly.