How was school today?
What did you do?
Sound familiar? They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.
Yet how many of us ask our teens exactly the same questions, day after day - and still hope that, this time, we’ll actually start a conversation?
Some US high school students took pity on their parents, and recently set about generating 100 questions that might elicit more than monosyllables.
They range from the slightly scary ("How would you describe my parenting style?") to the somewhat whimsical ("Do you believe in aliens?") to the downright dangerous ("What do you think of my hairstyle?").
Here they are in full. Be brave!
(source: Psychology Today)
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