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25 Questions to Ask Your Child to Build Connection

What is Connection?

Connection is being emotionally present. While being present together, connection allows for us to build a deeper understanding of one another. It allows us to know a person for who they are.

Why is Connection Important?

When you take the time to connect with your child it tells them that they are important, they matter and that they are loved. Connecting with your child also boosts their self esteem.

Know Before You Start

When asking the following questions, it is important to remember to stay present in the conversation. Make a plan to connect with your child for 15-30 minutes a day without distraction. AVOID SCREENS. Practice the skill of listening. Train yourself to listen to your child without judgment or expectations.

Questions to Ask

  1. Who is your best friend and why?

  2. What skill do you have that you can teach others?

  3. If you could be any animal in the world, which would you choose? Why?

  4. What is the funniest thing that has happened to you?

  5. What does a great day look like to you?

  6. What or who makes you feel thankful?

  7. If the sky could rain food, what food would it be?

  8. What makes you feel brave?

  9. What is something that makes your family special?

  10. If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be?

  11. You're stuck on an island. What are you hoping to have with you?

  12. What makes you laugh the most?

  13. How would you describe our dream house?

  14. Do you have a favorite song?

  15. If you were given $100, how would you spend it?

  16. Who is someone you wish you could meet?

  17. If you were to invent something, what would it be?

  18. Which teacher has been your favorite so far? Why?

  19. Can you tell me about a recent dream that you’ve had?

  20. What is a skill that you’ve wanted to learn?

  21. What is something that makes you feel happy?

  22. If you could make up a new holiday what would it be?

  23. What makes you nervous?

  24. What are 5 things that you love about yourself?

  25. What does it mean to be a good friend?

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Wow these are really insightful questions! Thank you so much for the guidance. Sometimes it is hard to think of these on our own.

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