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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.

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?

Citizens of the World

June 24th, 2016

Recent events make us wonder about the nature of independence and civic responsibility.

Tweeting Normandy

June 6th, 2016

History comes alive in a unique social media project.

Wookiee of the Year

May 24th, 2016

One mom brought laughter to the internet — and you can bring it to your dinner table with these lighthearted conversation starters!

A New National Symbol

May 13th, 2016

Talk about the significance of a “national mammal” at your dinner table tonight.

All About Moms

May 6th, 2016

Talk about the woman of the hour with sweet and fun conversation starters all about the mothers and mother figures in our lives.

Talking to Strangers

April 8th, 2016

“Calling Sweden” puts a new twist on the old pen pal concept — but would you pick up the phone to talk to a stranger?

In the Driver’s Seat

March 18th, 2016

Ask your family what they think: Is the world ready for self-driving cars?