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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.

Dinner and a Movie: Food, Fun and Conversation About Anti-Racism

July 17th, 2020

In collaboration with Common Sense Media, we’re sharing family films, food, fun, and conversation to help families tackle the topic of anti-racism.

Talking About: Juneteenth

June 18th, 2020

Use our conversation starter ideas to spark a discussion about Juneteenth, an important day in history commemorating the end of slavery.

Talking About Anti-Racism

May 29th, 2020

Families may struggle to talk about racism, but it’s a necessary conversation to have. Talk about how to work against racism with our conversation starters.

Talking About Lost Opportunities

May 26th, 2020

Talk about the disappointment and mixed feelings of the lost opportunities during the COVID-19 pandemic with our conversation starters for families.

Talking About: Resilience

May 1st, 2020

Research shows that kids who are more familiar with family stories are more resilient than their peers. Here are some questions to help you share stories of ancestors who have survived difficult times.

Talking About: Advocating for Others

April 28th, 2020

Get conversation starters to help you talk with your family about the current discrimination against the Asian community and advocating for others.

Children, Climate Change, and Mental Health

April 21st, 2020

A pediatrician and mental health expert shares how to talk to children about climate change in ways that encourage action and protect their mental health.

Dinner and a Movie: Food, Fun and Conversation About the Environment

April 7th, 2020

Explore food, fun and conversation about the environment with these movie recommendations and ideas from The Family Dinner Project and Common Sense Media.

7 Ways to Support Kids and Teens Through the Coronavirus Pandemic

March 17th, 2020

Our friends at the MGH Clay Center offer expert advice to help parents and kids navigate the coronavirus pandemic.

Talking About STEM at Family Dinner

March 2nd, 2020

Talking about STEM concepts at family dinner can help kids become more comfortable with math and science. Here are some ideas you can use tonight!

Dinner and a Movie: Food, Fun and Conversation About Family History

February 11th, 2020

Enjoy a family dinner and a movie night! We’re partnering with Common Sense Media to share food, fun and conversation about family history.

Talking About Honesty and Trust

February 3rd, 2020

Start talking about honesty and trust at your family dinner table with these conversation starters about truth, lies and behaving honestly.