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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.

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?

An Extra Tricky Extra Credit Question

August 1st, 2015

How do we balance personal interests with those of the group?

Talking to Strangers

July 17th, 2015

#Datewhileyouwait helps people slow down and connect in the most unlikely of places.

A Flag’s Fate

July 7th, 2015

Conversation starters about the Confederate flag controversy

A Flight of Fancy

June 24th, 2015

An airport employee goes out of his way to make some magic for a little boy and his stuffed tiger.