100 Questions To Ask Teens

Last Updated on April 13, 2021 by Michele Tripple

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Looking to get your teenager talking, but unsure how to do it? These 100 questions to ask teens are a great place to start!

Any parent of teenagers knows that sometimes it can be a challenge to get them talking. You might feel like you don’t understand them or like you don’t have anything in common with them anymore.

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Chances are you actually have PLENTY in common with your teenagers, but it can be hard to figure out. So what’s the best way to learn about their likes, dislikes, hopes, and dreams? To ask them, of course! If you’re finding this difficult, don’t worry! We are here to help!

Why Ask Questions?

Asking questions are always a great way to get to know somebody – and that includes your teenagers! It can be challenging to come up with questions that are deeper than just “How was school today?” We’ve got you covered with this list of 100 questions to ask your teens. Each of them are sure to bring about more than just a one-word response. In no time at all, you’ll be having a completely natural conversation with your teenager!

100 Questions To Ask Teens

  1. Did I ever tell you about how I met your (mother, father)?
  2. Who’s your favorite band or solo artist?
  3. What is your favorite subject in school? Tell me about the best project or activity you’ve ever done in that subject. 
  4. What do you see yourself doing in 5 years? 10 years?
  5. Have there been any books that you had to read this year that you really liked?
  6. What do you do when you feel bored?
  7. If you could wake up tomorrow fluent in two other languages, which would you choose? Why? 
  8. Do you have a favorite movie?
  9. Where would your dream field trip be? Why? What would you do there?
  10. What music makes you particularly happy?
  11. How long do you want to live?
  12. What do you enjoy doing for fun?
  13. What do you think is the most important quality in a teacher? Why?
  14. What do you dream about?
  15. What do you wish I did differently as a parent?
  16. What really makes you angry and why?
  17. What’s the worst part of your day at school? Why? What can we do to make it better? 
  18. What are you most afraid of?
  19. What is the most important thing you learned in school NOT taught by a teacher? 
  20. Do you have a favorite color?
  21. Which is the most difficult rule to follow in school? Why do you think that is?
  22. What is your favorite thing to do outdoors?
  23. Tell me an interesting fact you know/learned recently that I don’t know. 
  24. Do you believe in God?
  25. What do you wish you were more motivated to do?
  26. What do you think of bullying?
  27. What’s something you’re really good at in school?
  28. Do you believe in soul mates and true love?
  29. Do you think homework is beneficial? If so, why? If not, what would you replace it with? 
  30. Have you thought about what career or job you want to have?
  31. What’s something that bugs you about school?  
  32. What makes a good friend? 
  33. What is something that you don’t know how to do, but would like to learn?
  34. Do you think social media helps make/maintain friendships? Why or why not?
  35. Do you consider yourself more introverted or extroverted?
  36. If your friends could have a clubhouse, what would it look like? 
  37. Do you think you’re more creative or practical?
  38. Do you think our family has enough money?
  39. How important is family to you?
  40. If you and your friends won a $100 prize, how would you spend it?
  41. When you have free time what do you enjoy doing?
  42. What is your favorite thing about yourself?
  43. What motivates you?
  44. Who is someone that looks up to you? 
  45. What’s your favorite book?
  46. How would you describe yourself in five words or less? 
  47. Do you feel like you procrastinate?
  48. How do you think the world will eventually end?
  49. Do you feel like a responsible young adult?
  50. What is a memorable act of kindness you witnessed? Why was it important?
  51. If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to?
  52. Who is your personal hero? Why?
  53. What’s your favorite game to play?
  54. What was the funniest thing that happened today?
  55. What do you think about tattoos? Piercings?
  56. Can you recommend any TV shows or YouTube videos?
  57. What are your goals for this year?
  58. Do you think you want to get married one day?
  59. As a parent do I ever embarrass you?
  60. If we could move to a different neighborhood or part of town, would you want to go?
  61. What are your favorite family traditions?
  62. What’s a career that doesn’t exist (yet) that you think should? Would you want the job?
  63. What family activities and events do you enjoy?
  64. How would you describe your own personality?
  65. What is the most challenging part of your life right now?
  66. What are your thoughts on teen alcohol use?
  67. What do you look forward to most each day?
  68. Do you know kids at your school that smoke? What do you think about that?
  69. In your opinion, what is the most useful/entertaining app?
  70. Do children at your school have parties? What do they do at the parties?
  71. What is the best gift you have ever received/given? 
  72. Do you think people should be married to have sex?
  73. Do you think college athletes should be paid?
  74. If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
  75. Tell me about an achievement/ experience you’re really proud of. Why is it important to you? 
  76. What are you proud of yourself for?
  77. What is the worst food in the world?
  78. What’s your favorite family recipe?
  79. What would you most like to accomplish in sports/music/extracurriculars? 
  80. What do you think about the most during each day?
  81. What’s something you wish adults understood about kids today?
  82. Who is the funniest person you know and why?
  83. If you could, would you choose a different name for yourself?
  84. How important is physical appearance?
  85. Who has had the biggest impact on your life?
  86. Do you have any bad habits?
  87. If you could invite three people, living or dead, to your birthday party, who would you choose? What would you talk about/do?
  88. What experiences do you think have impacted your life thus far?
  89. If you could keep any animal, real or imaginary, as a pet, which would you choose? 
  90. What animal represents you the best?
  91. What is the coolest app that I don’t have on my phone?
  92. How would you describe my parenting style?
  93. Do you think aliens exist? How would you explain Earth/humans to them?
  94. What do you think of my hairstyle?
  95. If you had one year to spend one million dollars, how would you spend it? 
  96. If you could switch places with any person, real or fictional, for a day, who would it be? 
  97. What five items would you bring with you to a deserted island? Why?
  98. What do you think makes your generation unique? 
  99. If you could create any law that everyone on Earth had to follow, what would it be? What would you want it to accomplish?
  100. Do you think there is too much/not enough technology in the world? What would you change? 

What questions would you add to this list? Tell us in the comments below!

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