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100 Questions to Ask Your Parents

76. Why is it such a big deal for rooms to be clean?

77. Why do you care if I fight with my brothers or sisters or wrestle with my friends?

78. How often do you think you scream at me? Why do you think people scream?

79. How would you feel if I changed my first name? Last name?

80. What really gives you the creeps?

81. Did you like middle school? High school? Why or why not?

82. In what ways do you think you are similar to me?

83. In what ways do you think you are different from me?

84. What was your biggest disappointment when you were a kid?

85. What is the thing you wanted most that you haven't gotten?

86. If you could look like any movie star, who would it be? Why?

87. Who was the best teacher you ever had? And the worst? Why?

88. What toy did you want when you were a kid that you never got?

89. What were the three happiest moments in your life so far?

90. What things do we have now that you didn't have when you were growing up?

91. What hinds of things did your mom and dad do with you that you have tried to do differently with us?

92. Did you have a nickname in middle school or high school? If so, what was it and how did you get it?

93. When you were a kid, did you have a favorite hiding place? If you did, wh+B44ere was it and what did you do there?

94. When you were a kid, did you ever belong to a club? If you did, how many people became a member and what did you do together?

95. What special kinds of food did your mother give you when you we+B18re sick? Why did she give you those foods?

96. Why do some people think it's important for husbands and wives to have the same religion?

97. What makes a TV program good, or bad, for kids?

98. When you were young, did you collect anything? If you did, what was it and why did you get into that?

99. When you were in high school, what did you want to be when you grew up? What about in college? How did you come up with those ideas?

100. Who was more strict when you were growing up, your mother or father? How did you feel about that?

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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.

Buy the book at www.harpercollins.com.


September 1, 2014



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