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50 Questions To Ask Your Kid To Get Them Talking

 

Children are learning about life every single day. One important lesson is how to begin and maintain healthy relationships. Whether being a parent, family member, teacher or friend to a child, your relationship serves as a model for future relationships.

 

How does a conversation with your child help?

 

Questions to ask your child
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  • Engaging in rich discussions teaches a child how to be an active participant in life.
  • Talking with a child creates an opportunity to reveal something to them about the world around them.
  • Conversations encourage children to think about new ideas, develop questions and make decisions. This later helps children become more independent and self-sufficient.
  • Young children are naturally self-centered. They see the world as revolving around them. Through interaction with different people, children learn that there are many different kinds of people with differing ideas, life styles and opinions.
  • Rich and frequent conversations with a wide variety of people can even teach a child how valuable diversity and discussion can be, as we each have something special to contribute.
  • A healthy conversation always gives the child a sense of security helping them open up about themselves and ideas of interest to them and others.
  • Talking to your child is a great way to find out more about what is happening in their life and mind.
  • A conversation helps the child to feel included and needs to feel that her opinion is valued and important.

 

Questions You Can Ask Your Kid

 

  1. What did you eat for lunch?
  2. What games did you play at recess?
  3. Did anyone do anything super nice for you?
  4. What was the nicest thing you did for someone else?
  5. Who/What made you smile today?
  6. Did you have any embarrassing moments?
  7. What was the most beautiful thing you saw/heard today?
  8. Who brought the best food in their lunch today? What was it?
  9. Tell me something you learned about a friend today.
  10. What was your favorite subject to study today? Why?
  11. What rule is the hardest to follow for you?
  12. Did you face any challenges today? What were they?
  13. What would you rate your day on a scale of 1 to 10? Why?
  14. Who is the kindest person you know? Why?
  15. What is one thing you would like to learn to do well?
  16. When is the last time someone hurt your feelings? How did you react?
  17. What is the scariest thing that happened this month/year?
  18. What’s something that makes you angry?
  19. What’s the best compliment you ever received?
  20. What three words best describe you?
  21. What makes someone a good friend according to you?
  22. Do you think you are a good friend? Why do you think so?
  23. What have your friends been up to?
  24. What character makes you laugh the most?
  25. Who is your favorite storybook character?
  26. If you had to give all of your toys away, who would you give them to?
  27. What makes you excited?
  28. What’s your idea of a perfect day?
  29. If you opened a store, what would you sell?
  30. What is the craziest thing you’ve ever eaten?
  31. If you joined the circus, what would your circus act be?
  32. Do you think it’d be fun to learn another language?
  33. What do you enjoy giving people?
  34. Can you tell me what you’re going to dream about tonight?
  35. What do you like daydreaming about?
  36. What do you look forward to when you wake up?
  37. If you went back in time, what would you do?
  38. Would you rather go back in time or into the future?
  39. How do you show people you care?
  40. If you could go anywhere, where would you go?
  41. How do you think animals communicate?
  42. If you could outlaw one vegetable, what would it be?
  43. What goal to you have for this year?
  44. If you were invisible for a day, what would you do?
  45. Would you rather listen to music or read a book?
  46. If you had one super power- what would it be?
  47. What do you think you need to work on?
  48. Can you tell me things you enjoy doing with me?
  49. What do you think your life will be like in the future?
  50. What are you most thankful for in your life right now?

 

Talking and listening are two powerful tools for strengthening bonds. And by asking the right questions, you’ll be forming a lifelong relationship and be fostering a sense of friendship too. In this process, you also become a source of wisdom, guidance, and open-mindedness.