Life Lessons - 101 Questions guaranteed to start a conversation with your teenager
How to talk to your teenager
All though there is nothing inherently wrong with questions like “how was your day” or “what did you learn in school today?” a parent can do so much more. It is a given that time for both parents and teenagers is precious and limited. These questions are designed to start a meaningful dialog between parents and their teenage children. These questions can help transform drive time and meal time into quality time.
101 Questions guaranteed to start a conversation with your teenager
When have you make a bargain with god?
What in your life have you left up to chance?
Do you feel you life is in balance?
In what way are you superstitious?
What do you think the afterlife is like?
What is the nicest thing you own?
How would you explain love to somebody who had never heard of it before?
What was the worst fight you had with one of your friends?
What party games do your friends like to play?
When was the last time you let a friend down?
What would be your personal hell?
When was the most peaceful day you have had?
When you are a parent what would you do differently than your parents did?
Do you believe in fate? Why?
What makes you lose hope for humanity?
What gives you hope for humanity?
What music are you embarrassed that you like listening to?
What would you buy from a thrift store?
What makes you feel old?
When have you seen Karma at work in your life?
What is the best gift you have given?
What is your favorite thing about summer?
What song makes you want to dance?
What is the worst break-up you have had?
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Not all questions will apply to all families. Some teens will be hesitant to answer some of the questions, this is natural and to be expected. A parent should be careful not to be judgmental or criticize the answers that their teenager gives. Listening with genuine interest will serve to keep the channels of communication open.
Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne, and I have founded empires. But on what did we rest the creations of our genius? Upon force. Jesus Christ founded his empire upon love; and at this hour millions of men would die for him. - Napolean Bonaparte