15 Questions to Ask at a Family Dinner
Before this year full of shut down family dinners, for many of us, were a thing of the past. Between busy work schedules, homework, and extracurricular activities, finding time to sit down together and eat seemed impossible. But now with virtual schooling and offices closed, we find ourselves with a lot more time together as a family.
Family dinners are an incredible way to strengthen your family bond and build communication skills as a unit. I would encourage you to capitalize on the extended amount of family time you have and take it as an opportunity to get to know your kids even better! And help them get to know you better too!
Here are a few questions to get the ball rolling!
(PS - Make sure to answer the questions too! Dont just ask your kids for their answers, participate in the conversation and help them get to know you better!)
- What’s something new you learned today?
- What is your favorite thing we do as a family?
- Who is your favorite superhero and why?
- What is one thing that you’re afraid of
- What is your favorite memory?
- Which do you like better, waking up or going to bed?
- What was the high of your day and the low of your day?
- If you had $25 what would you spend it on?
- Would you rather go to the moon or to the deepest part of the ocean?
- What is your favorite thing about your best friend?
- What is something that you want to learn how to do and why?
- What do you know how to do that you could teach me or someone else?
- If you could have one dream come true, what would it be?
- Name 3 things that are really fun for you
- What is your favorite part about school and your least favorite part?
My hope is that these are just a jumping-off point for you as you start to develop healthy communication habits as a family. I’d love to be a resource for you and your family as you continue to build these open lines of communication as someone you can turn to when difficult topics come up. You can either email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call my office at (310) 614-0323 to set up a time to talk directly or as a family unit.