40+ Conversation Starters For Teenagers To Make Life Less Awk

by Team Scary Mommy
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Let’s be real: The teenage years are one of the most awkward phases in life. Which means having a conversation with them and working on your relationship is sometimes like pulling teeth. Your teen is one of a kind, but you’re not the only mama who has trouble connecting with their kid. This time in their life is filled with friends, their phones, binge-watching Netflix, and lots of hormones. You’ve probably lost track of how many times your young adult has rolled their eyes at you.

But no worries. We’ve found the perfect conversation starters to bridge the gap between you and your big baby. If you’re looking to break the ice with the teen in your life and have them open up to you more, we came up with a list of interesting conversations for teenagers that will get them talking and might leave them thinking you’re kind of cool too. Heck, they may even have some fun.

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  1. Which is your favorite TV show? Which is your most liked TV Character? What do you like about them?
  2. What do you love to do in your free time?
  3. Do you like to read? Which is your favorite book?
  4. Which food do you like the most?
  5. Do you cook? If you could cook anything for yourself, what would you cook?
  6. Which is your favorite film? Why?
  7. Who is your favorite actor/actress? What do you like most about them?
  8. If you could meet anyone, dead or alive, who would that be?
  9. What is your favorite season and why?
  10. What is your favorite holiday to celebrate? Why?
  11. What kind of music do you listen to? Who is your favorite musician?
  12. Have you ever been to a foreign country? Where would you like to travel to the most?
  13. Who is your closest friend?
  14. Which traits do you look for in a best friend?
  15. Are you dating someone? Do you have a crush on someone?
  16. What are the traits you seek most in a partner? Why?
  17. What do you think is most important when it comes to dating?
  18. Who or what makes you laugh the most?
  19. What is your biggest fear? Why?
  20. How do you soothe yourself when you’re feeling scared?
  21. What makes you sad? Why?
  22. What do you do when you’re sad?
  23. How many cities have you lived in? Would you want to live in a different city? Where?
  24. What’s your ultimate Sunday Funday? What would you be doing? Who would be with you?
  25. What are the five most favorite things you like about yourself?
  26. What is one thing that you would want to change about yourself, and why?
  27. What is your favorite part about school?
  28. Which subject in school do you enjoy most? Why?
  29. Which subject do you dislike the most? Why?
  30. What are your future plans? Will you go to college or start working or take a break after high school?
  31. What is your dream job?
  32. What or who inspires you?
  33. What is the one thing that you feel most passionately about in life?
  34. Do you live by any life motto?
  35. What is a skill that you would like to learn?
  36. Should cell phones be allowed in schools?
  37. What are your thoughts about social media?
  38. How do you feel about money? What does money mean to you?
  39. What is your most embarrassing moment? Why was it embarrassing?
  40. What have you learned the most about yourself in the last year?
  41. What is the first thing on your bucket list? Why is that on the top?
  42. What are you most grateful for in your life?
  43. Has there been any incident in your life, which you think has had an impact on the way you think or live your life?
  44. Would you rather live on the beach or in the mountains?
  45. If you could star in any movie, what movie would it be?

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