The holidays are a wonderful time to bond as a family, and what better time than over dinner! Kick off great conversations tonight by asking each family member one question about themselves. For example: "If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be?" Or "What qualities do you look for in a friend?" You may learn a lot more than you expected!
Check out this article for five additional ways to inspire meaningful conversations with your family over dinner.
What did you and your family share over dinner today?
by Angel_Red7December 2, 2012 at 9:23 AM
My daughter is still too young to engage in such a conversation. But she is not too young to listen/observe. My husband and I talk with one another about things but include our daughter into the conversation by using experiences. Such as sharing. She is a toddler, so we might emphasize how nice sharing is and can mean a lot to someone. We talk about "where we would go if we could". With my daughter we make up silly places, she is still young (not even 2 yet).
by TigerofMuDecember 2, 2012 at 9:27 AM
Silliness was shared at our table today. We went out to dinner (a rare treat when you live 50 miles from town), and we had a great time giggling and sharing stories.
by cemcnairDecember 2, 2012 at 9:37 AMDs tells us who he played with at daycare.
December 2, 2012 at 9:43 AMDs is too young for conversations but we do keep up constant chatter and interaction with him during meal time
by othermomDecember 2, 2012 at 9:47 AM
This is a great idea. I have done it a few times witht he kids. Sometimes the older two will figure one out together. Once it was that they were going to walk to walmart and get something then they were going to go stay with their friends and a few other things
by nova.mommyDecember 2, 2012 at 9:56 AM
We do this all the time. DD is 6 and DS just turned 5, so the questions are more fun or silly.
by mommyto3beesDecember 2, 2012 at 9:58 AMW will talk about our day
by ZakkarysMomDecember 2, 2012 at 10:02 AMMy son is too young for that too.
Ds is too young for conversations but we do keep up constant chatter and interaction with him during meal time
December 2, 2012 at 10:04 AM
Mt DD is still a little young to engage in that kind of conversation but she enjoys a nice diner conversation she repeats what we say alot diner time is family time
December 2, 2012 at 10:18 AMWe usually talk about how their day was at school, what they did, played, ate at lunch. How close they are to reaching goals and everything in between, there's also some silly conversations with my 5 yr old lol