As children, we tend to depend on our parents for everything, but we don’t necessarily see them as their own people. Many of us have had strained relationships with our parents during those difficult teenage years, but with maturity comes a better understanding of all they have done for us. Be sure to get to know your parents on a deeper level by asking them these important questions while you have the chance.
1. What’s your favorite memory from childhood?
It is often hard to imagine that our parents were children themselves. It is likely that your parents have at least one childhood memory that is very dear to them.
2. What was your first concert?
It’s fun to hear your parents talk about scoops like this! Their taste in early music can reveal a lot about their personalities, and it’s always a fun question.
3. What’s the best piece of advice your parents ever gave you?
If your parents received surprising advice or wisdom from their own parents, they probably kept it in mind all their lives.
4. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
You probably remember what you wanted to be when you were a child (I wanted to be a professional dancer!). It is also interesting to hear what our parents’ first hopes and dreams were.
5. What’s your favorite memory from when I was a child?
It will probably be difficult for your parents to choose just one, but they will probably keep many special memories of your own childhood in their hearts. You may not remember these memories, but they are so special to hear.
6. What are some of your favorite family traditions?
Whether these traditions are the ones your parents shared with their own parents when you were a child, or the ones they shared with you when you grew up, most parents have at least one family tradition that you will probably want to follow someday.
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