Healthy conversations can lead to healthy relationships. That’s why we’ve put together a series of good conversation starters for kids and families.
Family Conversation Starters for Kids
A good conversation goes beyond the usual rhetoric of “How was your day?, followed by “Fine.”
Good conversations are opportunities for both parents and children to get to know each other better. It is a false assumption, especially as kids grow up, that we as parents immediately know them or can relate to them.
The truth of the matter is that children, just like us adults, have their own personalities. These are shaped and moulded over time through experiences and relationships.
Rather than taking familial relationships for granted, it is important to continually invest in them. This investment comes in the form of time and an exchange of views and ideas.
Questions to Ask Kids to Get the Conversation Going
But what should you do if you have an introverted child, or perhaps you yourself are inclined to be introverted?
Prepared as a downloadable printable, this set of conversation starters for families serve as a gateway to launch into meaningful conversations with your child.
These are simple questions that you can use to start a conversation. Each question is a standalone question.
They are intended for the entire family to get into the conversation. They aren’t intended to be questions to kick off one-way session. Instead, parents can also share their views and experiences, while listening and taking in what their children have to say.
Printable Conversation Starters for Families
To make use of these conversation starters, download them and print them out.
They can then be cut out into individual pieces and kept away for your next family conversation.
Conversation Starters for Families
The questions can also be found here:
1. What are you excited about right now?
2. What was your first thought when you woke up today?
3. What do you want to accomplish by your next birthday?
4. If you could be famous for one thing, what would it be?
5. What’s a small thing that makes you feel happy?
6. What’s something you want to do, but you can’t yet?
7. What makes you feel loved and why?
8. What makes you angry and why?
9. What sort of traits do you look for in a best friend?
10. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
11. If you could make one wish, what would you ask for and why?
12. What is your favourite part of the day and why?
13. If you could pick a different name, what would it be and why?
14. What is your favourite thing about our family?
15. What is your favourite family tradition?
16. Is our family happy, and how do you know?
17. Do you think the discipline and consequences in our family are fair?
18. If you could make three family rules, what would they be?
19. What should we do more of as a family?
20. What do you like best about your siblings?
21. What do you think are the most important qualities of a good parent?
22. What will you copy from your parents with your own kids?
23. Should families have pets, and if so, who should care for them?
24. Should kids get an allowance or should money be earned? Why?