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Ideas And Advice

Hungry for family dinner advice? Discover new ways to create lively conversation, overcome common challenges and bring your family closer with insights from Dr. Anne Fishel, The Family Dinner Project team and real families just like yours.

Families In Action

Get inspired with real stories from families who have worked on adding compassion and connection to their dinner tables.

This month, our team shares their favorite holiday memories, and how their family holiday plans are changing due to COVID.

Christine Wansleben and her 13-year-old twins are reinventing Thanksgiving during COVID with a uniquely 2020 twist on holiday traditions.

Expert Advice

Get tips on supporting your family's emotional health during COVID-19 lockdowns, from the experts at the MGH Clay Center.

Dr. Anne Fishel explains why rituals are important to family life, and how they can help families remain resilient during difficult times.

Our Stuck at Home Guide to Food, Fun and Conversation can help keep your whole family busy during the coronavirus pandemic of 2020.

The Science Behind Family Dinners

Many years of research show that family dinner improves literacy skills in young kids. We break down the studies and give families ideas to use at meals.

Six simple insights into common dinner table conflicts, and how to tame them for good.

Dr. Patricia Papernow, an expert on the unique dynamics of stepfamilies, offers advice

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