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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.

Addressing Steubenville

March 26th, 2013

Some resources for meaningful conversation

On the Presidential Menu: Healthy Dialogue

March 19th, 2013

An example of how simply talking and truly listening can bridge differences

When Bullying Turns Deadly

March 9th, 2013

A tragic bullying incident raises important questions

Television: The Great Influencer?

February 22nd, 2013

Does TV impact how we behave? We offer some questions to get your family talking.

Caring Hands

Talking About Caring & Kindness

February 11th, 2013

On a daily basis, how do you show your family and community that you care?

Duct Tape Dilemma

February 5th, 2013

Should a middle school teacher lose her job for posting a picture of her students on Facebook?


Where Kindness is King

January 29th, 2013

Three students surprise a beloved classmate with the homecoming crown. We offer questions on kindness and difference.

A Hero’s Fall from Grace

January 22nd, 2013

Lance Armstrong’s confession sparks questions about winning, cheating, lying and forgiveness.

Should Celebrities Think Twice About the Products They Endorse?

January 10th, 2013

A columnist has criticized Beyonce for endorsing Pepsi. Do you agree?

Talking About Giving

December 14th, 2012

These age-appropriate conversation ideas will get your kids thinking (and talking!) about giving.

Election Inspection

November 14th, 2012

Costing nearly $6 billion, the November election was the most expensive ever. Should we curtail campaign spending?

A Little Boy With A Big Heart

September 27th, 2012

Wyatt Erber didn’t hesitate to give his prize money to a 2-year-old neighbor who needed chemotherapy.