Our FamilyChatter Challenge is simple—just do your best. Here are some easy questions that will hopefully inspire your family to engage in great conversations whenever, however, you can. Enjoy!

  1. What was your favorite Halloween costume that you saw this year?
  2. What was the best field trip you have ever been on?
  3. Do you think you want to go to Sleepaway camp this year?
  4. What new sport do you think you might want to try?
  5. What is your favorite subject at school?
  6. Do you prefer to play board games or video games? What is your favorite game of each?
  7. Do you prefer to spend time with people or alone?
  8. Do you like having your day scheduled out or have lots of free time?
  9. Who is your favorite person at school and why?
  10. Do you wish that you had more siblings? Aunts? Uncles?
  11. If you could go back and visit any relative in the past who would it be and what would you do?
  12. Do you want to go to your parent’s college or choose one of your own?
  13. Do you want to live in our town forever or move somewhere else?
  14. If you could buy anything at the dollar store what would it be?
  15. What is your favorite type of candy?
  16. Do you prefer Thanksgiving or Christmas?
  17. Do you like homemade gifts or store-bought?
  18. Have you ever put your toes in the ocean?

Keep the Conversation Going with Follow-up Questions:

  • Interesting. What else can you tell me about that? 
  • Now, what are you going to do?
  • No way! Can you tell me more? 
  • Seriously? Then what happened? 
  • How do you feel about what happened? 
  • How does this make you feel? 
  • What’s your next step?