20 questions to deeper insight into your kids lives

Here are some deep questions that will help you learn more about your child’s social, emotional and character development.

  1. What foods do you like or dislike the most?                                                                                                         Goal: Break the ice with an easy ? and open atmosphere.
  2. Who is your best friend?                                                                                                                                                    Goal: Discover who holds the greatest influence of their peers.
  3. Who do you most want to be like when you grow up?                                                                        Goal: Find out the type of character they are moving towards.
  4. What embarrasses you most in our family relationships?                                                                           Goal: Discover what you are doing or what is going on in the family that causes them to reject themselves.
  5. What is the greatest fear in your life?                                                                                                              Goal: Find out if Satan is binding them with fears.
  6. What is your favorite activity?                                                                                                                             Goal: Gain insight and ideas for activities and projects to enhance your relationship with your children.
  7. What is your favorite song? Favorite kind of music? Favorite group?                                                  Goal: Discern if they are embracing music with a destructive message.
  8. Outside our family relationships, who has influenced your life the most? How have the influenced you?                                                                                                                                                                        Goal: Determine who influences your children as a role model.
  9. What do you like to learn about the most?                                                                                                     Goal: Gain insights into their gifts and interests and areas in which to train them.
  10. What accomplishments in your life so far gives you the greatest sense of achievement?       Goal: Discover how you can build up their self-worth and put a spiritual emphasis to it.
  11. What irritation in our family bothers you the most?                                                                                       Goal: Learn about the problems in the family that you need to work on, and later teach the children how to respond to sources of irritation.
  12. What makes you really angry?                                                                                                                                    Goal: Help your children acknowledge these triggers and teach them a few tips on how to manage anger in an appropriate way.
  13. What do you want to do when you grow up?                                                                                               Goal: Discover what your children are moving towards.  Help them develop a sense of destiny.
  14. What has been the biggest disappointment in your life so far?                                                                 Goal: Learn what is hurting them at times.Explain how to trust God during life’s disappointments.
  15. If you had the power to change anything about the way you look, would you use that power?  If so, what would you change?                                                                                                             Goal: find out if they are rejecting themselves.  Gain insights for helping them see and appreciate God’s design in their lives.
  16. What do you appreciate the most about each member of our family?                                                Goal: Focus on positive qualities in the family.  Later encourage them to share with others what they appreciate.
  17. What biographies have meant the most to you?  or Which famous person do you admire most?                                                                                                                                                                                       Goal: See if your children are learning life stores from Godly people?
  18. What do you like to do the most as a family?                                                                                                    Goal: Learn how you can have family fellowship that your children will enjoy.  Plan some activities.
  19. Encourage them to be honest.  If you could change anything about me, what would you change?                                                                                                                                                                                     Goal: Discover where you are damaging your relationship with them.
  20. When you get to the end of your life, what do you want to look back on and say that you accomplished (for God?)                                                                                                                                                Goal: Discover if they have a purpose in life.

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