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Parents, here are some conversation starters you can use to engage with your kids.

When are you (or have been) most afraid?

What has been the happiest day of your life?

If you could change one thing in the world, what would you change?

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would you change?

What does “being in love” mean?

What is the most important thing in your life?

What is the one thing you couldn’t live without?

What is your favorite movie of all time? Why?

What is your favorite book of all time? Why?

What cartoon character would you most like to be?

What is the hardest thing about being _____ years old?

What is the best thing about being ______ years old?

Describe your perfect day.

What job would you never want to have?

Who is your best friend? Why are they your best friend?

What’s your favorite car and why?

Who would you most like to meet?

In what other country would you most like to live?

What things don’t boys understand about girls?

What things don’t girls understand about boys?

Why do you think people use curse words?

When was the last time you cried? What did you cry about?

Are you looking forward to the next school year?

What’s the hardest part about going to school?

What should a parent do when their children don’t obey?

If you could have any animal as a pet which would you choose?

What embarrasses you the most?

If you could take a family vacation any place in the world, where would you go?

Do you think it’s more important to be rich or kind?

If you had three wishes, what would they be? (You’re not allowed to wish for money or another wish!)

Do you know how much your family loves you? How can you tell?

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