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Conversation of the Week

What does your family think about education issues, sports scandals and the latest campaign headlines? Each week, The Family Dinner Project posts a summary of a current news story, along with thought-provoking questions that will help your family talk about topics that matter.

The Last Laugh

March 16th, 2017

A new documentary explores the subject of whether some topics are just too dark for comedy. What does your family think?

A Whale of a Problem

February 22nd, 2017

After helping a huge pod of stranded whales, a biologist raises ethical and environmental questions about whether humans should intervene in nature.

A Book By its Cover

February 15th, 2017

Inspire your family with a conversation about Malcolm Mitchell, the football star who put his heart and soul into mastering another skill: Reading.

The Meaning of Home

February 3rd, 2017

What does “home” really mean? No matter your political beliefs, the recent news about immigration policies makes talking about the concept of home relevant for all families.

The First 100 Days

January 19th, 2017

As a new American President gets ready to take office, talk about the significance of the first 100 days with your family.

What’s News?

December 12th, 2016

How can kids and teens tell the difference between real news and fake? To share or not to share? Get to the bottom of fake news with these conversation starters.

november conversation

Getting Past Election Day

November 18th, 2016

Like nothing else in recent memory, #Election2016 has brought winning and losing to the forefront of our national conversation.

What’s in a Name?

November 7th, 2016

The World Series is over, but the debate over the appropriateness of the Indians’ team name and mascot is far from resolved.

Talking About The Great Pumpkin

October 19th, 2016

Put a Halloween twist on the concept of “Dinner and a Movie” with these conversation starters in honor of the 50th anniversary of The Great Pumpkin!

Back-to-School Success Strategies

The Best Back-to-School Questions

September 2nd, 2016

Get everyone talking about back-to-school time with these 10 great conversation starters for all ages!

Getting Into the Games

August 12th, 2016

Fun conversation starters about the Olympics, competition and going for gold.

Highs and Lows

August 2nd, 2016

“When they go low, we go high.” What does the First Lady’s motto mean to your family?