The Parent / Child Game

ParentChildThe goal of this game is to give parents a way to talk to their kids without seeming to pry. If you set it up as a game, then they’ll be more likely to want to participate. The most important thing to understand is the more vulnerable and honest you are with your answers, the more they will trust you, feel safe, and share what’s going on with them.

It is essential that if they reveal something that upsets you, that you DO NOT reprimand or judge them. The better thing to do is to ask them if they know it was wrong, and what they recommend be done about it. The biggest problem as children get older is the communication stops. That can lead to disastrous results. This game it to open those channels of communication so they can come to you for advice and support.

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To play the game, you can take turns selecting a question, or both answer the same question. Answer each questions from your perspective:

The Parent / Child Game:

  1. What do I think people admire most about me?
  2. If I could do or be anything, what would that be?
  3. How do I feel about my appearance?
  4. What’s fun about being silly?
  5. What things embarrass me?
  6. What have I been afraid to share with you?
  7. What do I like best and least about my personality?
  8. How could we better resolve our differences?
  9. What do I wish we would do more?
  10. What do I do that I always regret later?
  11. What’s good about curfews, and what’s bad?
  12. What do I like most about being with my friends?
  13. When is it the most difficult to tell you the truth?
  14. What could we do to spend time together?
  15. What was my best moment this week and what was my worst?
  16. When do I feel the least understood?
  17. What is a secret dream of mine?
  18. How does it make me feel when you tell me you love me?
  19. What do I like best about you?
  20. What are some of my greatest fears?
  21. What makes me feel really dumb?
  22. How do I feel when you’re angry at me?
  23. If I could change places with you, what would I do?
  24. How do I feel about physical shows of affection?
  25. What’s it like for me when we talk about money?
  26. Why am I lucky to have you as my parent (or child)?
  27. It embarrasses me when you _________________?
  28. What do I like best about our vacations?
  29. What do I not understand about you?
  30. What’s something we’ve never done that I think we’d like?
  31. What’s one of the craziest things I ever did?
  32. What do I think other people think of me?
  33. What do I think people admire most about me?
  34. If I could do or be anything, what would that be?
  35. How do I feel about my appearance?
  36. What’s fun about being silly?
  37. What things embarrass me?
  38. What have I been afraid to share with you?
  39. What do I like best and least about my personality?
  40. How could we better resolve our differences?
  41. What’s one of the bravest things I ever did?
  42. What’s the best thing about being me?
  43. What does it feel like when you blame, judge or criticize me?
  44. What new things would I like to learn?
  45. What have been our best times together?
  46. What do I wish I was better at?
  47. What’s the worst thing that ever happened to me?
  48. What am I most grateful or?
  49. Why am I lucky to have you as my parent (or child)?
  50. It embarrasses me when you ______________ ?
  51. What do I like best about our vacations?
  52. What do I not understand about you?
  53. What’s something we’ve never done that I think we’d like?
  54. What’s one of the craziest things I’ve ever done?
  55. What do I think other people think of me?
  56. What’s one of the bravest things I’ve ever done?
  57. What’s the best thing about being me?
  58. What does it feel like when you blame, judge or criticize me?
  59. What new things would I like to learn?
  60. What have been our best times together?
  61. What do I wish I was better at?
  62. What’s the worst thing that ever happened to me?
  63. What am I most grateful for?