Family eating dinner together

Questions Parents Can Ask Teens

One of the most important parts of the family dinner is creating conversations. If you’re not sure how to start, these questions will provide the necessary tools for parents to get to know their teens, set expectations, and create ongoing conversations.

What is your favorite subject in school? Who is your favorite teacher? Why?
Have you made any new friends at school? What are they like?
What was the very best thing that happened to you this week?
What is your idea of the perfect weekend?
What do you think makes a person successful? Why?
What do you like best about yourself? What do others like about you?
Who is an adult you can go to if you have a problem? Why?
What would you do if someone ever offered alcohol to you?