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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.

Making the Impossible Possible: “That’s what we Do.”

March 31st, 2015

Two young men at George Mason University invent a new kind of fire extinguisher

The Newest Nobel

March 18th, 2015

A teacher from Maine becomes the first person in history to win an international education award.

Crowdsourcing Kindness

March 12th, 2015

A story of body shaming, cyberbullying and the incredible kindness of strangers

Dedicated to Different

March 2nd, 2015

Graham Moore’s viral speech can encourage families to dig deeper about what’s really weird or different.

Legend and Legacy

March 2nd, 2015

John Legend’s “Selma is now” speech provides an opportunity to talk about the meaning of justice.

Opening Doors to Kindness

February 13th, 2015

After being bullied, one young man decides to fight back…with kindness.

On Justice Finally Served

February 2nd, 2015

Questions about friendship, bravery, forgiveness and more

A Slice of Kindness

January 22nd, 2015

Pay-it forward pizza is a thing, and it’s awesome.

On hotels, the homeless and humility

January 13th, 2015

A story with a happy ending, thanks to social media

There’s no place like space for the holidays

December 18th, 2014

Where’s the most unusual place you’ve ever celebrated a holiday? And more conversation starters

Using His Noodle(s)

December 4th, 2014

A restaurant gift card becomes a tool for helping others.

Talking about Ferguson

November 26th, 2014

Resources to help you have conversations with children