11 Conversation Starters to Get Your Teen Talking!

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11 Teen Conversation Starters that Get Them Talking

How do we get our teens to talk?

In my house sometimes conversations are not really actual conversations. Instead, I find myself talking at my kids (“Take the trash out”), or my daughter asking me for a ride, or me lecturing endlessly.

Conversations that hold weight are far more rare. Sometimes I feel lucky to get past an exchange of a few sentences, but when I get into a conversation with some substance, I feel like I do a better job of bonding with my kids.

Though I sometimes trip up, and my attempt to initiate conversation backfires, sometimes I succeed!

To give me (and all of us) a hand at starting conversations that go somewhere, I asked my kids to come up with a few conversation starters they wouldn’t mind talking about.

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Here are 11 Conversation Starters my Kids said they’d actually enjoy answering:

What’s a dream that you’ve had that you’ll never forget?

What’s the most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to you? (you can add your embarrassing stories as well)

If you could be a character from any movie or book who would you choose?

If you could get rid of one person in the world who would you choose? 

If you could do one thing every day for the rest of your life and not worry about expenses what would it be?

If you could be the best in the world at one thing what would you choose?

If you could choose to see the world in 3 colors what would you choose?

What is a favorite memory from when you were little?

If you could change your first name what name would you pick instead?

If you could eat dinner with 5 people living or dead who would you pick?

What is your biggest regret/what do you wish you could do over?

Pick one or two to try this week. Let me know how it goes!

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