What a great over the top fun time of year. The craved pumpkins, the cob webs and spooky witches. I am always the same thing each year. I love Bat Girl and the idea of turning into a super hero for the day. Fighting crime and saving kittens traps in trees. This carries over for me and I think “what if” yes what if I really could be a super hero? What if?
Dinner topic of the day for kids: What are you going to be for Halloween? What if you really were the person or thing? What would that feel like? How would you be different?
Dinner topic of the day for Adults: What are you going to be for Halloween? Nothing you do not dress up? OK, if you were going to what would you be? What if? you really were that thing or person?
Dinner Topic of the day for Teens: What are you going to be for Halloween? Nothing you do not dress up? OK, if you were going to what would you be? What if? you really were that thing or person? Do you think you would have a different set of friends?
If you are not a eating at the dinner table type of a family than use car time to talk. Talk talk and talk some more! Talking actually creating conversation at the dinner table is becoming a thing of the past. Talking with you children each time you sit down for dinner teaches them that talking to Mom or Dad is easy and fun. This dinner talk with children will grow and you will teach them how to communicate or confide in adults so when they have a question or problem they naturally can talk about it. For adults it makes life more interesting, it builds a relationship and it’s fun. Sitting down, as a family, to have dinner together is a thing of the past.
In fact, according to a survey by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, the number of U.S. families who do eat dinner together is actually on the rise. Families who eat together have better overall nutrition. The kids get better grades in school and are less likely to take drugs, smoke cigarettes or drink alcohol than those from families who rarely eat dinner together. But perhaps the biggest benefit of eating family dinners is that parents are fully engaged with their kids. Not sure how to get your kids to open up? Use Eat Create Design’s daily dinner topic to get things started.