The dinner table is one of the best places where you get together with your family and have a little heart to heart connection with them. Getting to know what your kids have been up to the past few days, how their studies are getting along, how is your spouse keeping up with their work life, etc. etc; all are done at the dinner table. So it is extremely healthy to have a conversation going over dinner.
It’s a problem when you run out of topics for discussion or you can’t think of one. It is quite possible that after a tiring days work, none of you have the energy to think new topics, so what do you do? Its days like these that slotting downs your conversations beforehand come in handy. Write small discussion starters in chits and keep them in a jar, so when you need it, just take out a random chit and begin the family talk.
Here are some great family starters that are sure to keep your family and yourself engaged for a long time.
- Talk about the upcoming Gaming Competitions: Sports is a great topic to discuss with family as well as guests at dinner. Talk about the great sports that take place, especially the races. How the best of different countries come together to compete with each other, like the clash of the Titans. Try playing a game about betting on which countries might win this time. Or you can simply talk about sports that are taking place in your country now. You will automatically find that the dinner table is slowly dividing into sides and an exciting game of words and boasts begins.
- Talk about upcoming Festivals: Events like the Thanksgiving, Easter or Christmas are great topics of interest especially when you sit with your family to discuss. Everybody suddenly realizes there is so much to do and so little time. So they automatically starts chalking down everything that they need to shop for, way they can decorate the home, decide food that needs to be baked etc.
- Talk about the places all of you like to Visit: You might not actually go on a vacation but just thinking about it makes everybody happy. Begin your conversations by saying something like, “let’s go on a road sometimes, where do you think we should go?” and you will be showered with so many suggestions that you can plan road trips for continuous 10 years and still counting. By the time, you end your dinner; you might not even realize how much you have drifted away from the main topic.
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