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Talking About Constitution Day

Posted on: September 17th, 2019 by Bri DeRosa

September 17 is Constitution Day, a national day of observance in the United States that celebrates the adoption of the U.S. Constitution and those who have become citizens throughout the history of the nation. The occasion is observed on September 17 as a nod to the Constitutional Convention, at which delegates signed the original document […]

Announcing “Eat, Laugh, Talk: The Family Dinner Playbook”

Posted on: September 5th, 2019 by Bri DeRosa

It’s an exciting time at The Family Dinner Project! We’re thrilled to announce the release of our new book, Eat, Laugh, Talk: The Family Dinner Playbook, coming on October 1, 2019 from Familius Press. Based on our decade of working with over 1 million real families to solve their dinnertime challenges, Eat, Laugh, Talk offers […]

How Dinner Changes When the Kids Leave Home

Posted on: July 25th, 2019 by Anne Fishel, Ph.D

Dr. Anne Fishel gives her personal and professional advice to couples confronting an empty nest, and empty dinner tables, after the kids leave home.

How to Talk About the Border

Posted on: July 11th, 2019 by Bri DeRosa

We provide tips for talking about history, respect and the news stories from the southern border, regardless of your family’s stance on immigration.

Real Family Dinner Projects: The “Super Tuesday” Friends

Posted on: July 3rd, 2019 by Bri DeRosa

A group of families from New Hampshire starts a neighborhood family dinner, giving them the chance to share the load and develop community bonds!

Class of 2023 or No Class At All?

Posted on: June 19th, 2019 by Bri DeRosa

Should Harvard have revoked the acceptance of a student who made racist comments online? Talk to your teens about online accountability tonight.

Family Dinner Conversation Starters About Graduation

Posted on: May 29th, 2019 by Bri DeRosa

Graduation season is a time of endings, beginnings, and big feelings for all members of the family. Talk about graduation with our conversation starters.

Real Family Dinner Projects: The Sigler Family

Posted on: May 29th, 2019 by Bri DeRosa

A family of four from Ohio shares how they’re constantly adapting to each new age and stage to make family dinner — and laughter — central in their lives.

Family Dinner Conversations for Memorial Day

Posted on: May 24th, 2019 by Bri DeRosa

Help your family remember the real reason for the long weekend celebrations with these family dinner conversation starters about Memorial Day.

Sinister Salute

Posted on: May 15th, 2019 by Bri DeRosa

Students at a Tennessee elementary school recently got a big lesson in history class, but it may not have been the one that their teachers intended.

Varsity Blues

Posted on: May 1st, 2019 by Bri DeRosa

Did the “Varsity Blues” parents succumb to societal pressures to cheat? Is there increasing pressure to conform? Talk about the scandal at dinner tonight.

Real Family Dinner Projects: The Sterenberg Family

Posted on: April 3rd, 2019 by Bri DeRosa

A family of five from Ohio is juggling a full plate of priorities and finding ways to make room for family dinner, when they can focus on each other.