Dinner Table Conversations


Dinner table conversations: here is a list of articles we think your family may enjoy reading and discussing around the dinner table. A graphic is attached to each story with questions that can facilitate a thoughtful family conversation. Bon appetit.

How technology can erode a family's foundation

In “The Big Disconnect,” Harvard psychiatrist Catherine Steiner-Adair draws on decades of field experience to assess how tech gadgets are subtly reshaping... Read more »

Aug. 16, 2013


Red-band trailers: Why parents should know what they are, and how easy they are to access

Are your kids watching red-band movie trailers online? Maybe. But chances are, you've never heard of them. Read more »

Aug. 16, 2013


Do we really want cartoons telling our kids they can do anything?

The freelance writer Luke Epplin provocatively pits the Über-uplifting messages of new films “Turbo” and “Planes” against the time-tested... Read more »

Aug. 13, 2013


Study challenges 'hookup culture' view of college life

A study from the University of Oregon questions the perception that "hookups" play a greater role in college life than in the past. Researchers said the perception... Read more »

Aug. 12, 2013


Consistency, boundaries key to healthy child development

The Trenton and Camilla Hyde family of Syracuse knows routine is important, consistency tames chaos and setting boundaries begets strong relationships and good behavior. Read more »

Aug. 10, 2013


Radical life extension: What would you think of living to 120 and beyond, survey asks

If you could slow, stop or reverse the aging process, would you welcome it? Pew Research Center has been asking Americans, who are largely ambivalent and skeptical,... Read more »

Aug. 6, 2013


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