Table Talk

Thanksgiving Table Talk: Expressing Gratitude DIY

Sitting around the Thanksgiving dinner table is the perfect time to ask open-ended questions that can help your children practice gratitude. Answering the basic question, “What are you thankful for?” might be hard for kids at first. Creating a conversation jar can be a fun way to break the ice. These questions make it easy  Continue Reading »

Table Talk Topic: The Gift of Giving

The holidays are an exciting time for kids. Christmas trees, time off from school, cookies and of course, presents. All of the excitement around the holidays can feel self indulgent and make it easy for kids to forget that it’s a spectacular time for giving. It’s our job as parents to show them how to  Continue Reading »

Table Talk Topic: Expressing Gratitude

Thanksgiving is a time that reminds us to express our gratitude and be more thankful, but throughout the year parents have an opportunity to bring that type of gratitude to the dinner table. We don’t need to ask “What are you thankful for today?” in order to prompt conversations about gratitude with our families. There  Continue Reading »

Table Talk: How to Stop Kids from Oversharing on Social Media

  Anneli-Marie R. was a normal 17-year-old walking her dog one evening in the countryside of Eastern Germany. When Anneli-Marie didn’t return  that night, her father went to look for her. He spotted her dog, but she was nowhere to be found. Then, her parents received a distributing call. Kidnappers, claiming to have Anneli-Marie, called  Continue Reading »

Table Talk: Viral Video Shows The Reality of Online Stranger Danger

Coby Persin, a YouTube star with over 1.3 million subscribers, recently used his platform to remind both parents and children just how dangerous social media can be. In the video, “The Dangers of Social Media (Child Predator Social Experiment),” Coby made a fake Facebook profile of a 15-year-old boy and friend requested three girls (12, 13,  Continue Reading »

Table Talk: A Conversation About the Dangers of Tracking a Lost Phone

Parents are becoming more aware of the dangers of technology, especially as it affects their children and family. They’re beginning to understand the risks of online bullying, inappropriate social media sharing, and digital strangers. But most parents are probably much less aware of another lurking danger that, while usually frustrating to all involved, can seem  Continue Reading »

Table Talk: A Survival Guide for Single Fathers Raising Daughters

Raising daughters is difficult. As girls grow, they are forced to deal with complex emotions, physical changes, and social situations. As a parent, you are right there beside them dealing with the same complicated challenges. But it’s even harder to navigate with those situations while raising a daughter on your own — especially when you  Continue Reading »

Table Talk: How to Talk to Your Teenage Son

Raising sons can be hard in different ways than daughters  — especially when the teenage years hit. Teen boys are hardwired to take risks, push boundaries, try new things, and test their surroundings. These habits help them explore their world, discover new things, and prepare for adulthood, but this exploration can be hard for parents  Continue Reading »

Table Talk Discussion: How To Talk to Your Kids About Their Digital Reputation

Your child’s digital reputation is more important now than ever as it may affect their ability to hold a job, play on a team, and even get into college. Here are a few important talking points to review with your preteen and teen as you discuss the impact their digital reputation can have on the  Continue Reading »

Table Talk Topic: Are You Doing Your Child’s Allowance All Wrong?

Money is a topic that parents don’t frequently discuss with their children. Whether they think it is inappropriate, unnecessary, or irrelevant, many parents just don’t see the value in talking about monetary value with kids, especially preschoolers. But financial responsibility is conversation that all parents should have with their kids, even at an early age.  Continue Reading »

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