Starting conversations within your home and with your family is fairly easy. The problem is when you want it to continue. You can easily run out of questions though. It's easy to ask "how was your day?" "what did you learn today?" "what is your favorite this and that?" and all those. But what happens when you run out of them. 101 Conversation Starters for Families comes in and helps. Full of ideas and thoughts and direction. You can either read the book from day to day in order or pick random pages. We put each of the ideas in a jar and each night we choose one out. We also added in other basic questions to fill it for a years worth of talks.
One sign of a healthy family is open and meaningful conversations and open communications. As far as the questions go, let this be a fun experience. No one gets in trouble or made fun of for any answers. No one gets pressured into answering anything. When someone opens up and starts to answer, let them fully answer.
A sneak peek into 101 Conversation Starters for Families:
"Recall a family outing or vacation that went badly but you were able to laugh about now."
"What is your favorite television commercial?"
Complete this sentence, "I wish I had the (courage, time, or money) to try..."