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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.

Is a Bigger Barbie a Better Barbie?

January 3rd, 2014

An imagined version of the famous doll sparks a debate

Team Spirit, Giving Spirit

November 19th, 2013

Read about how this middle school football team made someone’s day – and then some!

The Real Animals

October 15th, 2013

A story of animal cruelty raises questions about empathy, stereotyping and more

Fumble or Touchdown?

October 1st, 2013

Did this coach make the right decision to suspend his whole team for the wrongdoings of some? And other questions….

An “Uh-Oh” Oprah Moment

September 23rd, 2013

And questions about assumptions, apologies and more

Of Loans and Libraries

September 11th, 2013

Not all library funding is created equal. What do you think?

Are we Making too Much about Miley?

August 30th, 2013

We’ll let you and your kids decide

Putting Integrity First

August 12th, 2013

A 16-year-old competitive golfer makes a tough choice

To Tweet or Not to Tweet?

August 5th, 2013

When NPR’s Scott Simon tweeted his mother’s final days, he raised some important questions

The Mini Mayor of Minnesota

July 16th, 2013

He’s Four. He’s mayor. How’s that for a conversation starter?

Talking about Independence

July 8th, 2013

Some conversation starters perfect for this time of year!

The Snowden Showdown

June 24th, 2013

This evolving story raises questions about secrecy, right and wrong, and making hard decisions