15 Fun Questions to Ask Your Parents

Losing your parents is hard.  DAMN hard.  It’s one of the worst things in life. Afterwards you have infinite moments where you want to pick up the phone, send an email…anything… just to ask one last question, to have just one more moment.

You can’t get time back.

We want to help you make the most of the time you have.

Getting to know your parents as an adult is one of the best things life has to offer.  They put up with a lot to raise you –  and if you are a parent, you probably get that more deeply than before –  and now you are an adult, it’s time to get to know who they really are.  What are their dreams?  What did they want to be growing up?  Who was their first love?  Asking these kinds of questions opens up the conversation to more in depth questions later on.

Here are 15 questions to start with…

  1. What thing have you done in your life that would surprise me?
  2. What was your dream as a child? What did you want to be when you grew up?
  3. Have you ever broken the law? What did you do?
  4. Why did you parents give you the name they did?
  5. What was your best friend’s name in high school?
  6. What was the best present you ever received from someone not in your family?
  7. What qualities do you admire in people of your gender?
  8. What was the gutsiest thing you’ve ever said to someone?
  9. What’s the worst thing someone has ever said to you?
  10. What was the name of your first love? How long did it last and if it ended, what happened?
  11. What’s the one thing you’d like to do before you die?
  12. Is environment or education more important when raising kids?
  13. Who do you consider a mentor in your life?
  14. Tell me of a favourite holiday you took with your parents .
  15. If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you’d buy?

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  1. July 9, 2015 / 10:55 am

    That’s awesome. We hope you will share what they thought of the experience too!

  2. Angela
    July 8, 2015 / 7:22 pm

    Love this! It’s different from the usual questions and I’m sending it to my parents today! πŸ™‚

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