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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.

The First 100 Days

January 20th, 2020

As a new American President gets ready to take office, talk about the significance of the first 100 days with your family.

Talking About Goals for the Future

January 8th, 2020

Get your family talking about goals for the future with these thoughtful, low-pressure conversation starters for ages 8 and up!

Talking About Thanks and Giving

November 14th, 2019

Talking about thanks and giving can help reinforce the meaning of the season. Try these collections of conversation starters at your family dinner table!

Talking About Service to Others

November 6th, 2019

Use these conversation starters about service to others to kick off a whole holiday season filled with meaningful family discussions about giving back.

Ellen DeGeneres on Friendship and Disagreement

October 8th, 2019

“When I say to be kind, I don’t mean only to the people who think the same way…I mean be kind to everyone.”

Talking About Constitution Day

September 17th, 2019

September 17 is Constitution Day, a national day of observance in the United States that celebrates the adoption of the U.S. Constitution and those who have become citizens throughout the history of the nation. The occasion is observed on September 17 as a nod to the Constitutional Convention, at which delegates signed the original document […]

How to Talk About the Border

July 11th, 2019

We provide tips for talking about history, respect and the news stories from the southern border, regardless of your family’s stance on immigration.

Class of 2023 or No Class At All?

June 19th, 2019

Should Harvard have revoked the acceptance of a student who made racist comments online? Talk to your teens about online accountability tonight.

Family Dinner Conversation Starters About Graduation

May 29th, 2019

Graduation season is a time of endings, beginnings, and big feelings for all members of the family. Talk about graduation with our conversation starters.

Family Dinner Conversations for Memorial Day

May 24th, 2019

Help your family remember the real reason for the long weekend celebrations with these family dinner conversation starters about Memorial Day.

Sinister Salute

May 15th, 2019

Students at a Tennessee elementary school recently got a big lesson in history class, but it may not have been the one that their teachers intended.

Varsity Blues

May 1st, 2019

Did the “Varsity Blues” parents succumb to societal pressures to cheat? Is there increasing pressure to conform? Talk about the scandal at dinner tonight.