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25 Questions to Get a Teen to Talk

Are you tired of the 1 word answers teens give you when you ask them a question?  Do you think the words “fine” and “good” are the only 2 words they know when corresponding with you?  Well here is a list of 25 questions to engage a teen in a conversation.

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This is from the “Teen Success Conference”

  1. What is one thing you think I would never allow you to do?
  2. What is one thing that you would be shocked that I did at your age?
  3. If you have to give me some advice on how to be a better parent what might you say?
  4. If you got $1000 to spend on anything you like, where would you shop first?
  5. If you had to choose the top 3 things I think you are spectacular in what do you think I would say?
  6. What song best describes you and why?
  7. If you were able to have the powers of a superhero what power would you want?
  8. If your life were a video game or a book what would the title be?
  9. What would life be like without any parents?
  10. What are 3 skills that you possess to succeed in life?
  11. What are 3 ways you are most like me?
  12. What are 3 ways you are least like me?
  13. If you had to choose your own name what would it have been?
  14. What is the scariest thing you think kids deal with today?
  15. If there were no such thing as technology what do you think your life would be like?
  16. What is one thing you couldn’t live without?
  17. What celebrity or famous person do you most admire and why?
  18. What celebrity or famous person do you least admire and why?
  19. What do you think your life will be like when you are 40 years old?
  20. What do you worry about the most?
  21. Where do you like to hang out the most and why?
  22. What character in a movie do you most relate to?
  23. What are you most proud of?
  24. What do you think I am most proud of you for?
  25. If you had to describe our family as a movie, sitcom, or show what would be describe us?

This was inspired by my commitment to teens & families.  Myself and colleague Miguel Brown, MS of www.MiamiTeenCounseling.com put this together this list with parents of teens in mind.   For the full 100 questions email us & be placed on our newsletter.

by Katie Lemieux

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“My Commitment, Being a Marriage and Family Therapist”

I was deeply honored to be able to write a brief article for Contemporary Family Magazine.  Please see below:

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“I believe that people have the strengths and resources they need to live the life they want. Sometimes they need guidance, coaching, and support along the way. Much of my work focuses on empowering people to achieve the life they desire.”

~ Katie Lemieux, LMFT

My name is Katie Lemieux and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have been working in the field since 2000, and I absolutely LOVE the work I do.  I work with individuals, couples and families. A large portion of my practice is working with teens and their families.  I have a huge commitment to children and their families. My commitment is that children have a voice and that families work!

My approach is fresh, fun and clever.  I am sought out by many people who are tired with the conventional therapeutic approaches that are no longer working.  Every intervention or solution is tailor-made for each client. In session, with my clients, I co-create real life, outside-the-box solutions that captivate and inspire people to want to make changes in their lives. Many of my clients are shocked to find therapy so fun and gratifying. It brings me great pleasure to deliver a therapeutic experience so unconventional it changes the way people look at therapy. Curious to see if this is the right fit for you? Contact me for a FREE consultation.

Katie Lemieux, LMFT

by Katie Lemieux