Digital Workshop Essential #3: Ask better questions

3 Essentials for better conversations and connections with teenagers

This year especially, teenagers may grapple with important questions of identity, belonging, or purpose. While we work on better listening to the young people in our lives by finding the question beneath the question, we can also help them open up by asking better questions of our own.

What does asking better questions look like? 

We can’t wait for you to read the book and learn more (we’ve packed it with over 300 questions you can ask a teenager—it’s that practical), but as a special thanks to you, we’re giving you 5 questions from our book right now.
Here’s a head start based on the pivotal question of “Who am I?” to get you started.

5 Questions to ask a teenager about identity

  1. When you ask yourself, “Who am I?” what sorts of words or phrases come to mind?
  2. How would your friends describe you? If I asked one of them to tell me “Who is ______?” what do you think they would say?
  3. What about your family—how would they describe you?
  4. What do you think others might miss or get wrong about you?
  5. How would you say your faith impacts your view of yourself?
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