Want to know your kid better? We provide you some get to know you questions for kids, to help you bond with your kids and understand them.
Conversations between parents and their kids, in most households, are stunted. All parents want to get to know their kids better, to know their likes, dislikes, and day-to-day problems.
However, as the children reach a particular age, they seem to move further away from their parents. They would rather talk about their problems to their friends, than with their parents. Here are some get to know you questions for kids, that parents can make use of in such situations. Read further to learn how to bond easily with your kid.
Questions to Help Understand Kids
Communication is a great way to learn more about a person.
Researchers have pointed out that the time spent by kids and their parents, to indulge in proper communication, is just about 20 to 30 minutes per day (proper communication excludes scolding, commanding, or preaching).
Here are some getting to know you questions, which you can utilize to learn more about them, no matter what age group they belong to. These conversation starters will not only help you to bond with your own kid, but also to understand other kids.
What are the five best things about you?
Why do young people like you pierce their nose, eyebrows, or tongue?
If you were to spend at least a year on the desert alone, what would be the three things that you would like to take with you?
Have you ever played any pranks? What kinds?
What's your favorite outfit?
If you could be an animal one day, what would you like to be?
If you had a time machine, which era would you love to visit?
Which two vegetables would you never want me to serve you?
Who is your least favorite teacher in school? Why?
Which clothes do you think I look funny in?
If you had to renovate our home, how would you do it?
Who is your favorite TV character? Would you like to go out on a date with him/her?
If you were participating in Fear Factor, what would you rather eat ... the intestines of a cow, or raw frog juice?
If someone said that he will give you a million dollars, but for that you'll have to run naked in the streets, would you do it?
What is the first thing that you notice about people?
If you were asked to sing on stage, which song would you sing?
Who is your funniest friend in school? What makes him/her funny?
Name five things that make you happy?
What do you like about your mother/father?
What 3 things you do not like about your mother/father?
Has any adult ever hit you, and you haven't told me about it?
What does the term quality family time mean to you?
Where do you see yourself five years from now?
If your friend has stolen something, how would you deal with it?
What do you think of bullies? Are there any bullies in your school?
What do you love to do the most, during your free time?
I really like your friend circle. What qualities do you look for while making friends?
Did I ever hurt your feelings? When?
If you were a teacher or a preacher, what would you teach or preach others?
Which subjects do you like the most?
You see a group of bullies coming towards you? What would you do?
Who do you love the most? Grandparents, cousins, or uncles and aunts?
Do you find anyone in this neighborhood weird or scary?
What is the most difficult thing when you are (age) years old?
In what ways do you express your sadness?
Which is your favorite sport?
Do your friends lie to their parents? Have you ever lied like that?
How much money do you spend per week?
What kind of relation would you like to have with your kids?
Now, these questions are a great way to break the ice. Once your kid realizes that you are not going to preach or order something, slowly move on to the questions that will help you know them better properly. This will only bring you more close to them.
These sensible and fun questions are sure to help you in your struggle to understand your kids. Slowly, as they become more comfortable communicating with you, they are going to get more open with you.
You can probably start this in the form of getting to know you games for kids, where you can set down some rules and regulations, like honest replies, no interruptions, no giggling, answer must for all questions, and so on.
Rules cannot be broken, and because it's a games, kids will not take it as "Oh my God! Not another of mom's favorite preaching sessions!". Listen to them seriously, and even if you think they are on the wrong track, do not preach. In the middle of the game itself, try and explain to them the right thing. We know that you have the best in mind for your kid.