15 Conversation Starters for You and Your Teen

Morgan is a 15 year old from Goddard, KS. She enjoys playing soccer, writing and music. She is a history lover who dreams of being a successful lawyer some day.

“How was your day?

Fine.

What have you done at school today?

Nothing.”

Was this what you had imagined about bonding with your kids? Surely not. Here are 15 ways to break out of the one word, yes or no questions that parents are asking teens. These 15 things to talk to your kid about are sure to get them talking and really bonding with you!

1.       Tell me the five best things about you.

2.       What is the best advice you’ve ever gotten?

3.        How much privacy would you like? What time of the day would you like to be alone, and why?

4.        Which one of our friends is the funniest looking? Why?

5.       If you could arrange it, what time would I come home from work? Then, what would we do together?

6.       Can you think of any clothes that I should never put on again? Why?

7.       Do you think I drink too much? Have I ever embarrassed you that way?

8.       Tell me who you think are the three greatest musicians in the world? Why?

9.       What punishment have I given you that you thought was really unfair? Why?

10.   If you could change three things about yourself, what would they be?

11.   What is the most enjoyable thing our family has done together in the last three years?

12.   Do you think that kids as young as twelve can fall in love? If not, at what age do you think that happens?

13.   What do you think is beyond the stars?

14.   What is the nicest thing a friend has ever done for you?

15.    What is your dream vacation? Why?

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3 Responses to “15 Conversation Starters for You and Your Teen”

  1. Lisa Warner
    July 14, 2010 at 2:05 am #

    These are great questions and I agree completely, the conversations we have with our children can be improved drastically just by asking a different question. I founded Fink Cards two years ago to do just that, to provide families with conversation starters that created fun conversation whilst strenghtening and deepening relationships. Family communication can get stuck in a rut, we ask the same things everyday and get the same answers – and then we just stop bothering to ask. Time to shake it up – ask a different question, I think you will be amazed at where it will take you!

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