Graceologie Episode 36 & 37: Kennedy Smith
Special BONUS: My guest on episodes #36 and #37 of the Graceologie with Gwen Smith podcast is my very own daughter, Kennedy Smith! We have a “No-Consequence Conversation” that’s honest, entertaining, practical, helpful and hopeful on all-the-mom-things!
NO CONSEQUENCE CONVERSATIONS… Preface your talk by assuring your child they can be completely honest - even if they think the answers might hurt your feelings or get someone else in trouble. Pray with them. Determine to provide a safe environment for them to share and LISTEN to what they have to say.
NO CONSEQUENCE QUESTIONS (Adjust and select according to the age of your child)
#1. What do you like about our family?
#2. What don’t you like about our family?
#3. On a scale from 1-5, how happy are you?
#4. What do you look forward to when you wake up?
#5. What makes you feel loved?
#6. What makes you feel afraid?
#7. What makes you feel angry/mad?
#8. What have your friends been up to?
#9. How do you best like helping around the house?
#10. What’s your least favorite chore?
#11. What makes you feel thankful??
#12. What do I do or say that frustrates you?
#13. What’s your favorite family memory?
#14. What family traditions do you love?
#15. What family traditions do you not like?
#16. Do you have any social media accounts that I/we don’t know about?
#17. What do you need from me the most?
#18. What dangers do you see with your friends when it comes to social media?
#19. Tell me about the way you’re treated at school by your peers.
#20. Do you think you have it harder or easier than your siblings? Why?
#21. Do you ever feel like I’m on my phone too much?
#22. Do you ever feel like I work too much?
#23. Do you ever feel like I’m on my computer too much?
#24. Do you ever feel like I don’t listen to you?
#25. Have any of your friends asked you to keep a secret that could get them in trouble or cause them to be in danger?
#26. How do you feel about the way I cheer for you at ballgames?
#27. Tell me something that you think I might not know.
#28. What would you do if you made the rules at home?