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.
This is from the “Teen Success Conference”
- What is one thing you think I would never allow you to do?
- What is one thing that you would be shocked that I did at your age?
- If you have to give me some advice on how to be a better parent what might you say?
- If you got $1000 to spend on anything you like, where would you shop first?
- If you had to choose the top 3 things I think you are spectacular in what do you think I would say?
- What song best describes you and why?
- If you were able to have the powers of a superhero what power would you want?
- If your life were a video game or a book what would the title be?
- What would life be like without any parents?
- What are 3 skills that you possess to succeed in life?
- What are 3 ways you are most like me?
- What are 3 ways you are least like me?
- If you had to choose your own name what would it have been?
- What is the scariest thing you think kids deal with today?
- If there were no such thing as technology what do you think your life would be like?
- What is one thing you couldn’t live without?
- What celebrity or famous person do you most admire and why?
- What celebrity or famous person do you least admire and why?
- What do you think your life will be like when you are 40 years old?
- What do you worry about the most?
- Where do you like to hang out the most and why?
- What character in a movie do you most relate to?
- What are you most proud of?
- What do you think I am most proud of you for?
- 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