Sunday, July 15


20 Questions To Ask Your Child At Bedtime

My two babies; Jared and Elizabeth. They are
so young here. Summer of 2004 Yosemite, California.

Do your conversations consist of grunts, moans, shoulder shrugs and "I don't knows"? These are great questions to start a conversation with your teenager. Younger children? A good idea is to keep a small journal of some of their answers. Just take a little time to jot down things that were cute, sad, funny, etc. Then give it to them on their 18th birthday, wedding day or when they have their first child. Wish I had this info when my children were small. Sweet idea!

  1. What do you like to dream about?
  2. What is your best memory from this school year?
  3. Who is your hero? Why?
  4. How would you describe your family?
  5. If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be?
  6. What are you most proud of yourself for?
  7. Who is the kindest person you know? Why?
  8. What do you like most about your best friend?
  9. What is one thing you would like to learn to do well?
  10. If you were an animal what one would you be and why?
  11. When is the last time someome hurt your feelings? How did you react?
  12. Do you know someone who is going though a hard time? How can you help them?
  13. What is the scariest thing that happened this year?
  14. If you could keep only one thing, out of everything you have, what would it be?
  15. Who do you think is really successful? Why?
  16. What’s the best thing about your teacher this year?
  17. When do you feel misunderstood by grown-ups?
  18. What three words best describe you?
  19. What’s something that makes you angry?
  20. What’s the best compliment you ever received?

Jared and Elizabeth
Carmel-by-the-Sea, California
Summer 2004

ENJOY a nice long conversation with your child tonight!


  1. Kids always love talking to get out of actually sleeping! These are great things to talk about, thanks for sharing!

    1. I tried to come up with questions that couldn't be answered with 'yes or no'. Our daughter will talk your leg off but our son's answers were always one word!