Dinnertime Discussions

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“Dinnertime Discussions,” Ensign, Feb. 2008, 74

Dinnertime Discussions

Stephanie Nixon, Florida

Dinnertime is a great time to learn about your children’s day. In our home we go around the table, one person at a time, and share what made us happy and sad that day. One time I learned that our young son had been hurt on the playground. He hadn’t mentioned the incident when he came home from school, and I might not have known at all if we hadn’t talked at dinner. Another time my daughter said eating the dinner made her really happy. I hadn’t realized she loved the meal, and it made me feel good to know that at least someone liked my cooking!

Our dinner table tradition has sparked some great conversations, allowing us as parents to gain greater insight into our children’s lives.