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Play 20 questions with a theme — for example, ancient cities, state capitals, or mammals. This is a great way to keep the whole family engaged and encourages kids to do some research prior to mealtime. Check out more conversation starters from the GreatSchools staff.
By GreatSchools Staff
With soccer practice, homework, and parents working long hours, it can be difficult to schedule regular family meals. Start with small steps — designate one night a week as family dinner night. The meal doesn't have to be fancy, and it can be at home or a restaurant. If you're eating at home, make it a group effort by having everyone help with the preparation and cleanup. If you keep it simple, it will be easier to focus on spending time together.
If the typical answer to "What did you learn in school today?" is "Nothing" in your household, you may be wondering how to spark discussions at the dinner table. Here are a few suggestions:
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