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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.

Ways to Honor MLK Day as a Family

enero 15th, 2021

Observe MLK Day 2021 as a family with our resources for service projects, meaningful conversation starters and other ways to show support.

How to Talk About the Breach of the U.S. Capitol

enero 7th, 2021

We offer tips on how to talk to kids about the breach of the U.S. Capitol, including advice on dealing with feelings after tragic events.

Dinner and a Movie: Holiday Movies to Watch as a Family

noviembre 23rd, 2020

Get our list of holiday movies to watch as a family this season, plus food, fun and conversation ideas to make them meaningful.

Talking About Stress Management

noviembre 4th, 2020

Right now, there are lots of reasons to feel stressed. Talking about stress management with your family can help you find ways to stay calm.

Standing Up: Soccer Players Defend a Teammate

octubre 15th, 2020

Talk about standing up for others with conversation starters about the Loyal soccer team defending their teammate with a surprising gesture.

Talk About: Voting for the President

septiembre 30th, 2020

Elections are an important teachable moment. Talk about voting, democracy and participating in the process with these conversation starters.

Talking About: Gender Roles

septiembre 24th, 2020

In the wake of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death, talking about gender roles is one way to explore the significance of her life and work for women’s rights.

Dinner and a Movie: Food, Fun and Conversation About Anti-Racism

julio 17th, 2020

In collaboration with Common Sense Media, we’re sharing family films, food, fun, and conversation to help families tackle the topic of anti-racism.

Talking About Anti-Racism

mayo 29th, 2020

Families may struggle to talk about racism, but it’s a necessary conversation to have. Talk about how to work against racism with our conversation starters.

Talking About Lost Opportunities

mayo 26th, 2020

Talk about the disappointment and mixed feelings of the lost opportunities during the COVID-19 pandemic with our conversation starters for families.

Talking About: Resilience

mayo 1st, 2020

Research shows that kids who are more familiar with family stories are more resilient than their peers. Here are some questions to help you share stories of ancestors who have survived difficult times.

Talking About: Advocating for Others

abril 28th, 2020

Get conversation starters to help you talk with your family about the current discrimination against the Asian community and advocating for others.