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Caring
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Thanksgiving Table Convos

5 “Would You Rather…” questions to ask at your holiday table

Highlights 4Cs

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Curious
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Creative
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Caring
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Confident
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Toss out a few of these thought-provoking choices to help your kids focus on what really counts.
Holiday Table Questions
Put the emphasis on giving this holiday season. Serve up some of these child-friendly community-service options and inspire meaningful chatter over turkey and stuffing. Then use Black Friday as a day to start giving back.
  1. Would you rather volunteer at an organization that helps the homeless or find forever homes for dogs and cats?
  2. Would you rather spread holiday cheer singing to elderly residents at an assisted-living facility or handing out platters of food to folks in need?
  3. Would you rather take part in a school-sponsored coat drive or research and start a drive of your own?
  4. Would you rather shovel a driveway, run someone’s errands, or help tidy up a house?
  5. Would you rather perform acts of kindness for people you know or for totally random strangers you will never see again?

How do you reward excellence or achievement?

Parents Talk Back
How do you reward excellence or achievement?
Praise or a pat on the back.
80% (37 votes)
An inexpensive gift or toy.
9% (4 votes)
A gift of substantial value.
7% (3 votes)
We do nothing—it’s expected.
4% (2 votes)
Total votes: 46