questions to ask your parents

questions to ask your parents

 

If you are looking for the best questions to ask your parents, you have come to the right place!

 

 

You want to build a strong and healthy relationship with your parents, right?

If that’s the case, be brave enough today to start a conversation with your parents that actually matters.

You may THINK you know your parents well but you need to remember they were on this planet YEARS before you ever arrived.

 

Yep it’s true – they have DECADES of experiences that you may or may not be privy too!

 

This guide was created with the goal of encouraging you to start a conversation today with your parents.

If you are stuck with what to ask them please feel free to peruse my enormous list of 200 questions below.

These questions cover so many different aspects of a person’s life and they are designed to help your parent take either a quick or super long trip back into history.

 

It should be said that there is no right or wrong way here of interviewing your parents. Simply pick the questions you feel most comfortable or intrigued about and ask away.

 

If you have kids, they may also love the opportunity to ask these questions too and hear their answers.

You both may be surprised to discover how little or well you know your own parents/grandparents.

 

SIDENOTE:

 

I strongly recommend taking the time to record your parent’s answers either via audio, video or on paper.

You may not understand the importance of this now but I promise – you and your children will appreciate your efforts so much in the future!

These memories are PRECIOUS and I have no doubt that you will ultimately cherish them forever….

 

 

 

Without further ado, here are 200 questions to ask your parents:

 

   

1    1 – What was a typical school day for you as a kid?

1    2 – What sort of music did you listen to?

1    3 – What was your favorite way to spend your time?

1    4 – Who were your best friends?

1    5 – Who was stricter – your mom or dad?

1    6 – Describe to me your mom. What was she like?

1    7 – Describe to me your dad. What was he like?

1    8 – What did your mom do for work?

1    9 – What did your dad do for work?

1    10 – Did your family have money growing up?

 

 

1    11 – What is your earliest memory?

1    12 – What is something special that happened to you?

1    13 – What is something terrible that happened to you?

1    14 – Tell me about your brothers and sisters.

1    15 – What did your house look like?

1    16 – What sort of street did you live in?

1    17 – What was your neighborhood like?

1    18 – What did you do every afternoon after school?

1    19 – What was your favorite subject at school?

1    20 – What was your worst subject at school?

 

 

1    21 – At what age did you finish school?

1    22 – What sort of car did your parents own (if any)?

1    23 – How old were you when you had your first

                   boyfriend/girlfriend?

1    24 – Who was your first love?  

1    25 – How many serious relationships did you have before

                  you met my mom/dad?

1    26 – What was dating like back then?

1    27 – Did you ever have your heart broken?

1    28 – What were your grandparents like?

1    29 – Tell me something funny about your mom.

1    30 – Tell me something funny about your dad.

 

 

 

1    31 – Were you ever scared of anything?

1    32 – What was your prized possession as a kid?

1    33 – What were you most proud of as a kid?

1    34- When did you first meet my mom/dad?

1    35 – What made you think they were “the one”?

1    36 – Pick three words to describe your personality.

1    37 – What are the most important lessons you have

                   learned over time?

1    38 – Has anyone ever disappointed you?

1    39 – Has anyone ever hurt you?

1    40 – What are you most thankful for in life?

 

 

1    41 – What was I like as a baby?

1    42 – What was I like as a child?

1    43 – What were my siblings like when they were young?

1    44 – What is the best advice you have ever received in life?

1    45- What is your favorite movie?

1    46 – What is your favorite song?

1    47 – Who is your favorite actor?

1    48 – Who is your favorite actress?

1    49 – Do you have any regrets in life?

1    50 – If you could go back in time and change one thing

                  what would it be?

 

 

1    51 – What is the best decision you have ever made?

1    52 – What is your favorite food?

1    53 – What is your favorite drink?

1    54 – What is the meaning of life?

1    55 – Who has inspired you the most in life?

1    56 – How has society and the world changed since you

                  were young?

1    57 – Where did you go on your first holiday?

1    58 – When was the first time you went on a plane?

1    59 – What is your best achievement?

1    60 – What is your favorite place you ever visited?

 

 

 

1    61 – What is your best investment?

1    62 – Have you ever wasted your money on anything?

1    63 – Describe to me your wedding day.

1    64 – Describe to me the day I was born.

1    65 – Describe to me the day you started your first job.

1    66 – What do you wish you had more time for in life?

1    67 – What do you wish you wasted less time on?

1    68 – If you could wish for three things, what would you

                  wish for?

1    69 – What is your most prized possession?

1    70 – Have you ever gotten into big trouble for something?

 

 

1    71 – Who are your role models?

1    72 – Who is your current best friend?

1    73 – Who was your best friend as a child?

1    74 – If you could change your name to something different

                 what would you pick?

1    75 – Describe to me your perfect day.

1    76 – What is your biggest worry?

1    77 – What advice would you give to your younger self?

1    78 – Have you ever met anyone famous?

1    79 – What was the first car you ever bought?

1    80 – What was the first house you ever bought?

 

 

1    81 – How did you save money for that house?

1    82 – Who was your favorite teacher at school?

1    83 – If you could go back in time and choose a new career

                  for yourself what would you pick?

1    84 – What have you always been good at? 

1    85 – What is the hardest thing you have ever done?

1    86 – What is the best thing you have ever done?

1    87 – Did you ever want to have more children?

1    88 – What sort of parent did you think you would be as a

                   kid?

1    89 – What sort of parent do you end up becoming?

1    90 – How do you feel about religion?

 

 

 

 

1    91 – How do you feel about faith?

1    92 – Who were you named after?

1    93 – Who was I named after?

1    94 – What do you miss most about the” good old days?”

1    95 – Did you ever have a nickname as a kid or adult?

1    96 – What was your home-life like?

1    97 – What did your home look like? 

1    98 – How much was your first pay-check?

1    99 – How did you propose to my mom?

1    100 = Where did you go on your honeymoon?

 

 

1    101 – Have you ever been in an accident?

1    102 – Have you ever been arrested?

1    103 – Have you ever done something crazy?

1    104 – When did you first see a TV?

1    105 – What sort of luxuries did you have as a kid?

1    106 – What did your bedroom look like?

1    107 – What was your first job?

1    108 – How much money did you earn at your first job?

1    109 – What did your parents do for work?

1    110 – Which cousins did you see most often?

  

 

1    111 – Which friends did you see most often?

1    112 – What did you do for fun?

1    113 – Were you ever bored as a child?

1    114 – What did you do when you were bored?

1    115 – What games did you like to play?

1    116 – What were your clothes like?

1    117 – Where did you shop for your clothes?

1    118 – How did you spend your Christmases?

1    119 – What is the best Christmas present you ever got?

1    120 – How did you celebrate your birthdays?

 

 

 

1    121 – What is the best birthday present you ever got?

1    122 – How old were you when you had your first drink?

1    123 – Were you ever naughty?

 1    124 – What do you remember the most about your

                   childhood?

1    125 – What do you remember the most about your

                    teenage years?

1    126 – Did you ever go to church?

1    127 – What is something I still might not know about you?

1    128 – If you had one more child what would you call him or

                    her?

1    129 – How many countries have you visited?

1    130 – What is your favorite city in this world?

 

 

1    131 – Why did you choose to live where you live now?

1    132 – Have you ever won an award?

1    133 – Did you ever have a pet?

1    134 – What makes you happy? 

1    135 – What makes you sad?

1    136 – What makes you angry?

1    137 – What makes you feel loved?

1    138 – What is one change you wish you could make in this

                    world?

1    139 – Is there any city/country you still wish you could

                    visit?

1    140 – Is there anything you still wish you could do?

 

 

1    141 – Are there some things you wish you had done

                   differently in life?

1    142 – What advice do you wish you could give me?

1    143 – Is life harder or easier now?

1    144 – In what way is life harder or easier now?

1    145 – What has been your happiest moment in life?

 1    146 – Have you ever been depressed?

1    147 – Have you ever had a health scare?

1    148 – How old were your parents when they died?

1    149 – How old were your grandparents when they died?

1    150 – What did your parents and grandparents die from?

 

 

1    151 – Have you ever lost something you love?

1    152 – What is the hardest thing about raising children?

1    153 – What is the hardest age when raising children?

1    154 – Do you believe in love at first sight?

1    155 – Have you ever made mistakes in life?

1    156- What have you learned from these mistakes?

1    157 – What did you love doing as a kid?

1    158 – What do you love doing now?

 1    159 –If you could invite 5 famous people to dinner who

                    would you invite?

1    160- If you could be invisible for a day what would you do?

 

 

 

1    161 – Out of all the things you have learned from life what

                    has been most useful to you as an adult?

1    162 – If you could travel back in time what would you do?

1    163 – What is the nicest thing someone has ever done for

                     you?

1    164 – What is the nicest thing you have ever done for

                    someone else?

1    165 – What are your gifts?

1    166 – How have you used these gifts?

1    167 – What is the difference between smart and wise?

1    168 – What does success mean to you?

1    169 – Do you think money can buy you happiness?

1    170 – What world events still stand out for you from your            

                     life?

 

 

1    171 – What does happiness mean?

1    172 – What is your date of birth?

1    173 – What was your mom’s maiden name?

1    174 – Where were you born?

1    175 – When is your wedding anniversary?

1    176 – What is your favorite hobby?

1    177 – What is the funniest thing that has ever happened to  

                    you?

1    178 – Have you ever been embarrassed?

1    179 – What has been the hardest thing for you to

                    overcome?

1    180 –What are your fears?

 

  

1    181 – What has been your most stressful experience in life?

1    182 – Do you have ever tips for handling stress?

1    183 – How did you decide on your career?

1    184 – How did you study for your career?

1    185 – What year did you graduate from school?

1    186 – Did you ever spoil your children?

1    187 – Have you ever had surgery?

1    188 – What memories stick out most for you in life?

1    189 – What do you still not understand?

1    190 – What do you wish you knew more about?

 

 

1    191 – What is the hardest decision you ever made?

1    192 – How do you like to spend your spare time?

1    193 – What is the most important invention since you were

                    born? 

1    194 – If you could change one thing about yourself what  

                    would it be?

1    195 – Do you have any questions you have ever wished to

                     ask me?

1    196 – What would you like your funeral to be like?

1    197 – What would you like to be cremated or buried?

1    198 – Where do you want your body put to rest?

1    199 – Have you got a will?

1    200 – How do you want to be remembered?

1    201 – What did you dream about becoming when you

                     were younger?

1    202 – What is the difference between smart and wise?

 

 

 

 

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