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Dinner time conversation starters




“How was your day?”


“What did you do at school?”


Do you wish you could have more meaningful discussions, but don’t know where to start?

Your Parenting Mojo conversation starters are here to help.

Each card in this set of 24 that you can download and print immediately contains a question grounded in psychological research that can be meaningfully answered from both an adult’s and child’s perspective to kick off a conversation that helps family members to understand each other on a deeper level.

Have each person answer the same question, or everyone answers a different question – your choice! Either way, the ‘ball toss’ back and forth as you seek to understand each other’s perspective supports your child’s cognitive, socio-emotional, and language development.



Q: Do I always have access to the cards?

A: Yes, you can download and print the cards as many times as you like.


Q: What if I’m unhappy with the cards?

A: Unfortunately, due to the digital nature of this product, refunds are not possible.


Q: What kinds of questions are covered?

A: Eight categories of questions are covered in this set: Emotion Regulation, Gender Issues, Growth & Development, Language, Culture & Race, Learning & School, Respectful Parenting, Talking about difficult topics.


Q: Can you tell me a sample question?

A: Here’s a sample question: “Is it ever OK to tell a fib?” Both adults and children can offer their perspective, and (gently) challenge each other to refine your answer to the question. Once discussed, return the card to the bottom of the pile and come back to it in a few weeks or months to see how your child’s thinking has evolved!