Recently, I had a great chat with my nephews. I asked them some fun questions, while waiting for their parents. Honestly, it still amazed me how much I got to know them as individuals in that short period of time. Can you imagine how much you would get to know your kids if you regularly connect with them, for example during family meals?
Research indicates having a few family meals per week can significantly reduce childhood obesity, depression and make your family more connected. Unfortunately, table talk is a dying art in modern family’s life, as more families these days have their meals at different times or in front of the television.
To help you connect with your family around the table, here are some conversation starter ideas:
If you could have unlimited money, what would you do with it?
Name one person whom you trust with your life? Why?
If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?
What is your most favourite family moment / memory?
If you could see into the future, where would you be in 10 years time?
Let’s enjoy our meal times more and get to know all our family members better!
Photo credit: Benjamin Balazs
Mia is a mother of two boys and the editor of Kids Nation magazine. She also owns an award winning graphic design studio and volunteers at a local children program. For more info: kidsnationmag.com