100 Questions to Ask Your Parents
100 Questions for Kids to Ask Parents
1. When you were young, were you involved in any kind of political protests such as for the Civil Rights movement or against Vietnam? Why or why not?
2. What tells you when a child is responsible enough to trust a lot?
3. What was your first car? What was your favorite car when you were young?
4. How often do you go over the speed limit?
5. Were you considered popular in middle school or high school? Why or why not?
6. Did you have big fights with your mom when you were growing up? If so, what were they usually about?
7. Did you have big fights with your dad when you were growing up? If so, what were they usually about?
8. Did you ever get arrested for anything? If not, did you ever do anything you should have gotten in trouble for if anyone had found out?
9. What was your most important relationship in high school and why did it end?
10. If you could do any job in the world, besides the one you are doing now, what would it be?
11. What kinds of things get you angriest? Why?
12. When, if ever, do you think it's okay to tell a lie?
13. How old do you think you look? Why?
14. When did you have your first kiss? Who did you have it with? Did you like it?
15. How did you and Mom/Dad meet?
16. How old are you in your dreams? What are you doing?
17. What was your favorite pet when you were a kid?
18. Why did your parents give you your name?
19. What is your favorite joke? Why?
20. What was the best thing I ever gave you?
21. Who was your best friend in high school and what was the best thing about this person?
22. If you could afford any car in the world, what would it be?
23. Do you think you have any prejudices? What would they be?
24. If a friend of yours told you that he or she did something dishonest, would you report him or her to the police? Why or why not?
25. How important do you think it is to look really good?
From the book 201 Questions to Ask Your Kids by Pepper Schwartz, published by HarperResource, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. Copyright © 2000 by Pepper Schwartz, Ph.D. All rights reserved.
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