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Conversation Starters that Really Work

You’re at the dinner table and ask your child how school was that day. Without looking up from his mashed potatoes, he replies, “Fine,” and continues eating. If a mumbled, one-word response is the typical way your child answers your questions, it may be time to start asking different questions in a different way! Here’s a list of some of our favorite conversation starters for really getting a conversation flowing:

  • If you could time travel, would you go backward or forward?
  • If you could have just one superpower, what would it be?
  • If you could change the ending of a book, a movie or a TV show, what would the new ending be?
  • What’s the biggest mistake people make about you?
  • If you could have one “do over,” what would you do with it?