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5 Dinnertime Discussion Topics

Family meals bring us closer!

Having dinner as a family is a special time. Not all families can do this, especially not every day. When you have the opportunity to sit down with your loved ones for a meal, make the most of it.

Here are 5 discussion topics to talk over when you are all together. Catching up will keep everyone in the loop.

What was the best part of your day?

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Find out what made your family members smile. What was the most rewarding thing they can remember? Did your child do well in school? Did your partner/spouse have a good day at work? Focusing on the positive will start the discussion off on the right foot.

Did you have a hard time with anything today?

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Not every day will be the best, but there is always something good that can come out of it. Ask your family members: How did you handle the situation? Do you need help? Learning how they overcame an obstacle or how you can be supportive is constructive for everyone.

Healthy eating.

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Prepare a meal for your family that is nutritious and delicious. Teach your kids the importance of a well-balanced diet. If they can help you in the kitchen, even better. Kids will be more inclined to eat healthful food if they had a hand in preparing it.

Weekend plans.

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Will the family do something together this weekend? If not, what do the kids want to do? Can you set up a play date for the kids at your home or go out see a movie? Planning family activities will get everyone excited because you will get to spend time together. Even if you just hang out around the house, doing it together is better than being alone.

What you are thankful for?

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Go around the table and say what you are grateful for. We may do this ritual on Thanksgiving, but we can show our appreciation every day. Gratitude is something we can give at dinnertime, or any time. Appreciate your family!

Do you have family dinners together regularly? Would you do it more if you were able to?

What is your family’s favorite meal and what do you often talk about during dinner?

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By: Melissa A. Kay

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