How do you know you can trust another person? Do you learn more when you win or when you lose? Tell us more. What is the most important thing in being a good friend? What do you think is the best age to be? Why? Describe your dream house. Does your life feel too busy? Why?
Does our family seem too busy? What could change? What is something you would like to do this year?
What’s the best or worst thing about being your age? Which is worse: too many or not enough rules? Why? What is the toughest thing about being a kid/grown-up/parent? My dream job/career is…? Why? If I could change something at school/work it would be…
What teacher will you remember and why? Describe your perfect day. Where would you be, who would you be with and what would you be doing?
Describe something that happened to you today. What are you thankful for?
What qualities would you want in a future spouse/partner? What is your first memory? Why do people choose to smoke? What makes someone a good leader? Describe someone you know who is a good leader. What is your most valued possession? Why?
What is the most difficult thing you have ever had to do? If you were a billionaire, what would you do with your money? What is the hardest thing about being a boy or girl in this society?
What is the best or worst thing about being the oldest/middle/youngest/only child in the family? What’s good about a rainy day?
What is something (not someone) that bugs you? Describe an adventure you would like to have this year.
If you knew you would be stranded on a deserted island for a year, what things would you bring with you?
Describe what it is like at your school/job. Describe what you like about your job/school.
What is something unique about our family? What is something you want to learn more about? Why?
What is your favorite season and why? Something I wish my family would do more of is… What things/people make you happy?
If you could ask the President one question, what would it be? Something really important to me is… Something I wish I could change at school/work is… Name two strengths you have. Why do you think some kids are picked on at school? How can you help someone who is being picked on?
What do you think it’s like for someone to be different at school? What do you think it’s like for someone to be pregnant in high school?
What’s your favorite physical activity and why? What do you think makes a person a success? Describe a bully at your work or school. Do you think advertising affects the way you dress/eat? What can parents do to make their kids feel more confident?
What do you think are the two biggest reasons students get angry at each other? Not counting physical differences, how are girls and boys different from each other? Describe a nice thing that someone has done for you. If your best friend said mean things about another friend, how would you respond? What do you like to do when you’re feeling really happy? What is the first thing you want (or wanted) to do as an adult?
What makes you feel good about yourself? How do you know when you are making a mistake? Can a mistake be good?
How are you different today than you were one year ago? Do people need rules? Why? What do you think makes a marriage happy? Other than physical differences, what makes children different from adults? How do you think your teachers see you?
What are the gifts my brother/sister/parent brings to our family? What do kids say about boyfriends and girlfriends at school? What kind of teasing goes on at school? If you were newly married, how would you divide up the housework? What have you heard about smoking and drugs at school? When do you think you should be allowed to see PG-13/R rated movies?
When you feel scared, what do you do to feel better? How old should someone be in order to play Teen or Mature video games?
What makes you laugh? Why do you think some kids/adults dress differently? What makes you angry? Do you like being challenged? In what ways? Why do you think some kids start using drugs?
What do you think might be the hardest thing about being a parent? A kid? What do you think may be the best thing about growing old? The worst thing? What is one thing you do that makes you feel good about yourself? What do you remember about your first day of school/work? What would it be like to be very poor? What would it be like to be very rich?
What is the meanest thing someone has done to you? If you could trade places with your sibling or parent, what would you like about their life? Who did you talk to or sit with at lunch today?
What are some of the activities other kids are involved in at school? What would be good about wearing uniforms to school?
If you could ask the governor one question, what would it be?
How much time do you spend outdoors each day? Do you think this is too much, not enough or just right? Why? What is your favorite thing to do outdoors?
How much time do you spend watching TV each day? Do you think this is too much, not enough or just right? Why?
How much time to you spend on the computer each day? Do you think this is too much, not enough or just right? Why? How often do you eat a meal with your family? What’s your favorite thing about mealtimes? How many fruits and vegetables did you eat so far today? What is your favorite fruit or vegetable? When you grow up, do you want to be a parent? What is the most important quality to have as a parent? What is the best age to become a parent? Of the holidays our family celebrates, which one is your favorite? Why? What is the right age to begin steady dating? What is love?
How do you know if you are in love?
Are teenagers ready to be sexually active? Can you get pregnant the first time you have sex? What is the best method of contraception? What questions do you have about your body?
What is intimacy? How are sexually transmitted infections (STIs) spread?
Why do teenagers decide to be sexually active? Is communication important in a dating relationship? What qualities are important to you for a boyfriend or girlfriend to have? Do teenagers receive pressure to be sexually active? If so, from where? How can teens manage the pressure they get to be sexually active?
What messages do the media send to teens about sexual activity? Should teenagers date people that are three or more years older or younger than themselves?
Does having sex make a relationship stronger? Why are certain people popular at school/work?
What was your favorite family vacation and what made it your favorite? What or who makes you giggle? Why? What is something you want to learn how to do and why? Why do you think young people start using alcohol and other drugs? What could help you make decisions that affect your health and well-being?
What stresses you out? When are you under stress, how do you react? How can adults show respect to children and teens?
In what ways are respect shown/not shown in our family?
Why would someone pressure a friend to drink? Under what circumstances do you find it hard to say no? Would you like to improve something about yourself? How would you convince a friend not to use alcohol or other drugs? What makes you angry and how do you express anger?