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.


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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