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44 Questions Your Kids Can Ask Dad This Father’s Day

With Father's Day right around the corner, now is the perfect time to sit down with the dad in your life and talk about him. 

Not every dad is very forthcoming with stories about himself or his life. Why not take this opportunity to get him talking and record his answers with the LifeTales app? You can write them, record them, or even make a video of dad talking all about himself. Better still: have your kids do the interviewing!

Here are a few questions to get you (and dad!) started.

  1. What's your earliest memory? 
  2. What comes to mind when you think about growing up in your hometown?
  3. What are your memories about the houses you lived in as a kid? Did you have a favourite?
  4. What did you have or play with as a child that kids don't have today?
  5. What was your favourite book or movie when you were my age?
  6. What did you think you wanted to be when you grew up?
  7. What do you think was the dumbest thing you did as a child?
  8. What was the most difficult thing you went through as a child?
  9. What are your strongest memories of your mom (grandma)?
  10. What are your strongest memories of your dad (grandpa)?
  11. What is the best thing your parents ever cooked? 
  12. What's something your mom or dad used to tell you growing up that later turned out to be true?
  13. What is the most embarrassing thing your mother or father ever did to you?
  14. Did you have pets growing up? Tell me about them.
  15. What are your favourite memories of family gatherings?
  16. What was a favourite family tradition when you were growing up?
  17. How are you most like your parents? How are you different?
  18. Who was your best friend in elementary school? In high school?
  19. Did you ever win an award? What was it for?
  20. What were your favourite things to do as a kid?
  21. Who was your childhood hero?
  22. What's the first album or CD you ever bought?
  23. What did you love to do in high school?
  24. Were you ever on any teams or play any sports?
  25. What do you remember most about being a teenager?
  26. What world events have had the most impact on you?
  27. How did you meet [spouse] and know (s)he was the one?
  28. Where did you go on your first date?
  29. How did you choose your career? What do you like most about it?
  30. What made you successful at work?
  31. What advice do you have for your children about what to focus on in our careers?
  32. What do you remember about when each of us was born?
  33. What's the best gift you've ever received? What's the best gift you've ever given?
  34. What lessons have you learned about other people in life?
  35. Tell me about the three best decisions you've ever made.
  36. What is your biggest accomplishment?
  37. What are you most proud of in life?
  38. What are the three happiest moments in your life so far?
  39. Is there something you've always wanted to do or experience that you haven't had a chance to yet? 
  40. What do you think the world needs more of right now?
  41. What are you most thankful for?
  42. What is the best advice your dad ever gave you?
  43. What has been your favourite age so far, and why?
  44. Is there anything that you wish you had asked your parents but haven't/didn't?