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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.

A Hero Named Hector

April 25th, 2014

This boy makes an incredible and inspiring sacrifice, and then gets rewarded in return.

A Big Bully’s Punishment

April 18th, 2014

See what your kids think about this story involving an adult bully and public shaming

A Photojournalist’s Dilemma

March 31st, 2014

A story that raises good questions about photo taking and sharing

Bang Bang! You’re Suspended.

March 12th, 2014

Did this zero-tolerance policy at an Ohio school go too far?

Justice for Justin: What do you Belieb?

January 31st, 2014

Questions to help you talk about the pop singer’s latest troubles.

Discussing Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 20th, 2014

How one parent talked to her kids about the annual day of remembrance.

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?