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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.

To Tweet or Not to Tweet?

August 5th, 2013

When NPR’s Scott Simon tweeted his mother’s final days, he raised some important questions

The Mini Mayor of Minnesota

July 16th, 2013

He’s Four. He’s mayor. How’s that for a conversation starter?

Talking about Independence

July 8th, 2013

Some conversation starters perfect for this time of year!

The Snowden Showdown

June 24th, 2013

This evolving story raises questions about secrecy, right and wrong, and making hard decisions

Crying Foul

June 10th, 2013

A tragic incident at a ballgame raises questions for all sports fans

Let’s Give This Girl a Medal!

May 29th, 2013

How one eight-year-old girl righted a sixty-year-old injustice

“That’s Not Fair!”

May 21st, 2013

Questions to get your kids thinking about fairness.

An Extra Large Error in Judgement?

May 16th, 2013

Sometimes CEOs say the darndest things.

Teacher Appreciation Week, Indeed

May 8th, 2013

Teachers offer to work without pay, but get laid off anyway

Three Strikes and You’re Out

April 30th, 2013

Should kindergartners do detention for being late?

Basket Case: Considering the Rutgers Scandal

April 17th, 2013

As the spring sports season heats up, some conversation about coaching

Sign of the Times: What’s a Parent to Do?

April 2nd, 2013

Should parents be using public shaming as punishment?