While we are socially distancing, it is a great time to eat at home as a family.  Order carry-out or prepare a meal together as a family, then sit down together without distractions (no cell phones, no TV) and enjoy conversation.  Conversation should be light and fun.  Some ideas for conversation starters may include:

  • If you could be any animal, what would you be and why?
  • What kind of job would you most like to have and why?
  • If you could invite one person to eat dinner with you, who would that person be and why?
  • Where would you most like to go on vacation and why?

These kinds of questions are open-ended and non-threatening – they can help your children engage in conversation.