50 Questions to Get Your Kids Talking

You:  So what did you do today?

Them:  Nothing.

You:  Well come on, you had to have done something.  What did you do?

Them:  Nothing!

You:  Don't sit there and get mouthy with me. I asked you a question and I expect an answer!

Them:  I hate you!  I wish I'd never been born!

For some reason known only to God, kids become little assholes when they get to be about 12.  Something happens during their 7th grade year that turns them from sweet, smiling huggy, happy kids to small strangers who eat your food and use up your data.

To avoid become complete strangers with this creatures, try asking them some of these questions during dinner or on a car ride.

If you opened a store, what would you sell?

What's your Superhero name and what powers do you have?

You're at the beach. What's the first thing you do?

If you could grow anything in the yard, what would it be?

What makes you feel brave?

What makes you feel loved?

How do you show people you care?

What does it feel like when I hug you?

If your stuffed animals could talk, what would they say?

If you could give $100 to a charity, which would you choose?

They'll probably still answer, "How the fuck should I know?" but at least you made the effort.

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