Here are 40 questions that you can use in a game with your kids.
These will make for great conversation when you’re out to dinner together, waiting for the plane during family holidays; when the lights go out on earth day or you’re skypinglong distance over the internet. Anytime you’re together and want to do something other than eye ball your iPhones, whip this list out and play “40 Questions” with your kids.
These questions will help them learn more about you, the Dad, and understand you better. You might also be pleasantly surprised to being asked such questions that may require some reflection and disclosure of yourself.
Having meaningful and insightful conversations with you is not only one of the most effective ways to foster a stronger relationship with you, but will also allow your children to experience themselves as a part of something larger than themselves. This may subsequently help your children develop resilience, become better adjusted, and succeed in school.
Remember that these 40 questions are to start the ball rolling and not a one-off chat session. As communication is a lifelong process, always keep the communication lines open and make the time to have regular conversations. Children and Dads can re-visit the initial questions asked and think of additional topics to discuss whenever they reach new milestones and experiences in life.
Here’s our list. Print it out, cut along the dotted lines and take it with you wherever you go. Enjoy!
About the Author : The Dads for Life Resource Team comprises local content writers and experts, including psychologists, counsellors, educators and social service professionals, dedicated to developing useful resources for dads.
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