Updated: Sep 17
This is the first of the many upcoming articles on "Questions To Ask For Meaningful Conversations With A Child." I look forward to publish at least 30 questions every month for next 12 months.
This is dedicated to all the parents who, in spite of their busy schedules, still want to spend quality time with their children. Remember, your time is one of the greatest gifts you could give to your child.
It's value is immeasurable compared to the things you could buy in store for them or anything else that has money worth. It is something your child will treasure for a lifetime. Just as the famous adage says, "Life is short." So keep it worthwhile by spending wonderful moments with your child.
Engage in meaningful conversations. And you'll be surprised how deep your relationship could grow.
These questions can be used for children at least 5 years of age. Kids at this age are more likely to follow complex instructions. They have also developed better conversational skills. In addition, 5-year-old children are also more likely to express themselves during conversations with adults.
Use one of these questions everyday. Each can be a meaningful conversation starter between you and your child. Encourage your child to talk more about their feelings and ideas.
30 Questions To Ask For Meaningful Conversations With A Child - Part I
What is the most beautiful thing that happened to you today?
What makes you scared?
What do you like most about me (mommy/daddy)?
What is the nicest thing you've ever heard from me (mommy/daddy)?
What is your favorite season? And why?
What kind of books do you enjoy reading?
Why do you think is it not good to play too much video games?
What makes you really mad?
How do you show your love for someone?
How do you think should we talk and act when we are mad?
How can you tell if somebody is happy?
Who is your favorite person in the world?
Can you tell me about your most favorite toy?
Who or what do you think is God's greatest creation?
What do you like most about your teacher in school?
How do you think can you cheer up a sad person (e.g your friend, brother, or sister)?
What makes you lonely?
What is the most special moment you had with me (mommy/daddy)?
Who do you think is God?
What do you like about your friend/s?
What do you think makes other people upset?
What activities do you think make us healthy?
What do I do that makes you feel loved?
Why do you think is it important to take care of our body?
How can show respect to other people?
How can you tell if somebody is sad?
What do you want to be when you grow up?
How can you tell if somebody is lonely?
Why do you think going to school is important?
Why do you think do people need to work?
Engaging in meaningful conversations with your child is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. They won't remain young forever, and so do you.
Creating fun and loving memories with your child by communicating with them can help build them self-awareness, self-esteem, empathy for others, and coping skills. It is also a perfect opportunity to teach them about moral and social values.
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