Having spent 10 years practicing law early in my career, I learned that asking the right questions is critical to finding the truth and getting results. But when dealing with our kids’ emotions and relationship struggles, conversations can feel really one-sided. To promote good conversations as parents, we need to come up with good questions for kids. And questions that only require a “yes” or “no” won’t get you very far or deep.

So here are some powerful questions I’ve asked my teen and young adult children on various occasions to get them really thinking and talking. You can use them with your kids and teens to help them process their emotions and handle difficult circumstances or relationships, while you deepen your relationship with them at the same time. Here are 6 questions for kids.


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