100 Questions to Ask Your Parents
26. What kinds of scenes in movies make you cry?
27. Is there any experience that you have not had that you regret not having?
28. What qualities do you most respect in a woman? In a man?
29. Do you think we should know details of political people's private lives, like the President of the United States?
30. Is it okay for someone who is twenty-two to marry someone who is forty or fifty? Why or why not?
31. How would people who knew you in middle school describe you then?
32. How would people who knew you in high school describe you?
33. How would you describe Dad/Mom the first time you saw him/her?
34. If there were a war against the United States, how would you feel about volunteering for duty?
35. What makes a good friend?
36. How do you tell when someone is lying?
37. What do you think is your worst bad habit?
38. Have you ever done something brave? If so, did you regret it?
39. What's the worst dream you can remember?
40. How many times have you been in love?
41. How much money does a person need to have a good life?
42. Did you ever wish you didn't have children? If so, what made you think that?
43. If you could do only one of the following, which do you think is the best use of money: being able to take family vacations, having a really nice home, or being able to send your children to a great college? Why?
44. Would you rather be famous, or make a lot of money? Why?
45. When you are really old, would you want to live with me, in a community for elderly people, or in your own place? Tell me why.
46. What is your opinion of nude scenes in movies?
47. Have you ever been hit? If so, tell me what happened.
48. What is the worst thing that your parents ever said to you?
49. Did you want a marriage like the one your parents had? Why or why not?
50. What makes you lose your temper with me?
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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