Before Breakfast - Spark better dinner conversations

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Welcome to before breakfast a production of iHeartRadio.

Good morning. This is Laura. Welcome to the before breakfast podcast. Today's tip is to put some thought into sparking better dinner table conversations. You may have been eating dinner with the same people every night for the past five months now and that's after spending all day with those same people, but that doesn't mean the conversation has to be dull put a little thought into it and it just might not be.

I know that many of us sit down to eat with good intentions of connecting and then we wind up asking some version of what did you do today? Unfortunately, if you're like a lot of households. Nobody had that much different happened today versus the day before so we wind up talking about who is eating their broccoli and who isn't so you might try brainstorming some questions that will unearth something different something you may not have talked about so much. For instance. Here's this question. How do you think you'll be different a year from now a smart aleck child might remark that she will be 11 instead of 10, but this can lead to a discussion of the Privileges and responsibilities that come with age.

I mean you can talk about the character traits you hope to gain or the bad habits you'd like to lose by the time your next birthday rolls around your children might have ideas for you in this category interesting to know.

Or how about what's a skill you'd like to learn a lot of kids activities have been disrupted these days. But as you think about what to add back in, it's good to know what people actually value and you and your spouse might come up with some skills or Hobbies you'd enjoy to.

What's your favorite thing to do on a Saturday afternoon? This question can reveal some interesting differences in a family between those who like to be out and about and those whose idea of a good time is lazing on the couch. It's a good reminder that family members. Do not inherit the same personalities.

What's something you haven't done in a long time that you really miss?

This can help you plan your vacation schedule for 2021 or what? You'll prioritize as your neighborhood opens back up.

If you could spend the day with anyone in the world, who would you choose or there's this question? When was your proudest moment the spark some interesting discussion in my extended family when my mother-in-law talked about earning her MBA when she went back to school after having 4 Kids, you might be surprised at what your family members mentioned.

If you're looking for more questions, check out storycorps great questions list or order a set of question cards like those produced by table topics. You can ask one when there's a lull in the conversation or you can create more structure by making this a virtual right interesting questions on slips of paper and put them in a jar then every night pull out a question or two for everyone at the table to answer or you can put a different question that each person's Place once everyone gets used to the routine others can contribute questions including kids of all ages you might be surprised about what the kids ask memories of childhood pets for essence or School experiences.

All this can deepen relationships and give you something better to talk about than who ate how much of the broccoli?

If you ask a question that Sparks a great dinner table conversation, I love to hear how it goes. You can tell me about it at before breakfast podcast at In the meantime, this is Laura. Thanks for listening. And here's to making the most of our time.

Hey everybody. I'd love to hear from you. You can send me your tips of your questions or anything else. Just connect with me on Twitter Facebook and Instagram at before breakfast pod. That's be the number for then breakfast pod. You can also shoot me an email at before breakfast podcast at that before breakfast is spelled out with all the letters. Thanks so much. I look forward to staying in touch.

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