Activity #6 – Conversation starters questions


Acknowledgements: Adapted and used by permission from an article by Dr. Laura Markham.

Background: It's just a conversation, where you practice listening and enjoying your child or the other person. This is a process of working out views and understanding each other better because they have the opportunity to express themselves. The most important take-away for your child or the other person feeling heard, seen and valued.
Start by asking your child or other person the question, and listen to the answer, remembering to reflect back what they are saying so they know you understand.

Discuss the following Questions.

Week 6 Inspire – Adults, this could be a chance to explore your native language with English.

  • What do you think of when you hear the word inspire or inspirational or inspiring?
    Is there anyone in your school that you think are inspiring? Why?
    Is there anyone in your circle of friends, relative people you know that you think are inspiring? Why?
    What makes something inspiring?
    How is it different from something that is “enlightening”? Entertaining, Motivational?
  • What ‘s an inspiring story, movie, book, YouTube or other social media you remember?
  • In your home culture/language (if not English), is the idea of inspiration used? What word(s) are used to get the idea across? Ask around, ask grandparents etc.
  • Be aware of inspiration this week, ask grandparents and others “What inspired you to…..” and then comeback and tell your family what you found. Share it with others on FB or another place.