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The Sit-Down Meal: Table Talk Do’s and Don’ts

Table Talk Do’s and Don’ts.

Open conversation is important during a sit-down meal.

Open conversation is important during a sit-down meal.

Lots of recent studies have shown that children who engage in meaningful talks during a sit-down family dinner grow to become well-adjusted citizens. But some find it difficult to talk openly with others, especially the teens I have worked with.

Someone told me years ago, “It takes different kinds of people to make ‘people.'” Some are outgoing, others withdrawn, bold or reserved. There are many who prefer to just listen and let others dominate every conversation. Everyone is different. But at the dinner table, there are some strategies that help stir conversation. Continue reading