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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.

Out of Orbit

March 4th, 2016

What does the exceptional achievement of astronaut Scott Kelly have to teach us here on Earth?

Cosmic Proof

February 13th, 2016

A major scientific breakthrough teaches us about the value of perseverance.

A Super Milestone

February 3rd, 2016

In honor of Super Bowl 50, game-day conversations for sports fans and non-fans alike!

His Own Beat

January 28th, 2016

The “dancing barista” shows us how to turn a challenge into a strength.

Broken-Hearted Fandom

January 14th, 2016

As we mourn the deaths of celebrities, what can we learn from fandom?

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Year-End Review: Help in Tough Times

December 29th, 2015

Often, looking back at a year as it comes to a close means that we take stock of everything that has happened in the world. It can be an exciting exercise (This was the year the USA Women’s Soccer Team won the World Cup!), but also painful and saddening as we remember tragedies that may […]

A Gift for the Future

December 4th, 2015

What does your family think about a billionaire’s surprising pledge?

“Brave Starts Here”: Talking about Lizzie Velazquez

October 2nd, 2015

Watch Lizzie’s inspiring TEDTalk and use our conversation starters to discuss

An Offer of Refuge

September 11th, 2015

What happens when the people of a nation decide their leaders aren’t doing enough to help others in crisis?

The Bank Robber’s Dilemma

August 31st, 2015

Is it ever OK to steal? You decide.

A Wish to Help Others

August 19th, 2015

A 12-year-old boy uses his Make-a-Wish to feed others.

Bye Bye Bot

August 11th, 2015

What do you think about Hitchbot’s untimely end?