Table TOPICS

Here is a compilation of 30 questions that can be a launching point into fun and insightful discussions with your family. We’ve included five questions that will start simple but meaningful conversation about healthy sexuality — If you could change one of our family rules, which one would you change and why? What should you do if someone shows you something that makes you feel uncomfortable? What should you do if someone wants to give you a hug but you don’t want them to? When is it okay to say “No?” What is love?

instructions

  1. Print out this PDF
  2. Cut the questions apart so one question is on each strip of paper.
  3. Fold or simply place each question in a bowl or container of some kind.
  4. Draw a question and ask it while everyone is gathered for family time, like dinner.
  5. Repeat—Keep asking questions on your schedule—one a week, one a day, three at one meal. Make it work for you.

Did you Know

Anne Fishel, a co-founder of The Family Dinner Project, and professor at Harvard Medical School has said that, “Kids who eat dinner with their parents experience less stress and have a better relationship with them. This daily mealtime connection is like a seat belt for traveling the potholed road of childhood and adolescence and all its possible risky behaviors.”
(from The Washington Post: The most important thing you can do with your kids? Eat dinner with them)

Bon Appetite!