Communication Between Parents and Children Is Not Always Easy!

Communication between parents and children is very important. Some children have no problem conversing, however others need encouraged to tell parents about their day. Below are some conversation topics for parents that require more than a “yah” or “nah” response.

Questions on Emotions

  • What was the last thing you were excited about?
  • What is your biggest worry?
  • What do you have the most confidence in?
  • Who or What has disappointed you?
  • How often do you feel overwhelmed?
  • Do your emotions change depending on who is around?
  • What is the difference between sad and depressed?
  • How often do you feel accomplished?
  • What are you proud of?
  • What an embarrassing situation you have been in?

Questions on School

  • What is your favorite subject?
  • What do you like to eat?
  • What teacher(s) do you feel most comfortable around?
  • How hard is it to get from class to class?
  • What classes do you get the most out of?
  • What made you laugh at school today?
  • What rule would change at school?
  • Are there times you do not feel safe at school?
  • Walk me through your school day.
  • What extracurricular activities are offered?
  • What classes do you struggle with understanding the content?

Questions on Social

  • Who is the first person you talk to at school?
  • Who do you not want to see at school?
  • Who did you eat lunch with?
  • How often do you see your friends at school?
  • How is social media different from in person?
  • Who is someone you admire?
  • Tell me a time you felt like you didn’t fit in.
  • How often do your circle of friends change?
  • Describe your clique of friends.
  • How much influence does your friends have?
  • Tell me a time you have stood up for a friend.
  • How accepting are your friends?
  • Who would you never trust with a secret?