24 Questions For Dads To Ask Their Kids

This article originally appeared on AllProDad.com and reflects their mission and beliefs.

When I was a financial advisor I had to meet with a lot of people in their homes. The walk from my car to the front door was nerve-racking. I never knew what to expect. Talking to another, far more successful, advisor changed how I viewed that initial meeting. He said he loved that first meeting. He viewed getting to know people like opening a gift. His enlightening perspective was a foundational shift for me. It’s how I approach every relationship, especially the ones closest to me. Is this how you view family communication?

Getting to know those who are closest to us, especially our kids, is a gift. These are good questions to ask around the dinner table to help you get started. Here are 24 open-ended questions to ask and share with your children.

Do You Know Your Children’s…

– Favorite holiday memory

– Dream vacation spot

– The celebrity they’d most like to meet

– Current best friend

– Current favorite song or TV show

– Favorite animal

– Favorite subject in school

– Most cherished possession

– Best memory of a family event

– Hopes for the future

Do Your Children Know…

– The name of your first pet and how you got him

– Your favorite food when you were growing up and who made it for you

– How much you made an hour at your first job

– The awards or honors you received during your school years and which one meant the most to you

– Your favorite vacation spot and why

– How you and their mother met

– How old you were when you got your first cell phone

– Your most embarrassing moment in school

– The worst prank you ever played and if you got caught

– Nicknames you’ve had and why you had them

– The worst or funniest date you ever had

– Who your best friend was throughout school, what you liked about them, and what kinds of things the two of you did together

– If you were ever picked on as a child and what you did about it

– What you miss most about being a kid

This article originally appeared on AllProDad.com and reflects their mission and beliefs.

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