Teen Conversation Starters

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What do you think about dress codes on campus?

Do you think teens dress too suggestively?

Do you think parents make too big a deal about how their teenagers dress?

Should a teen have to get parental approval for their clothing choices?

If you had to choose today, which college would you go to?  Why?

Should dorms be coed?

Would you prefer living on campus or off campus?

Do you want to work while you go to college?

Describe your ideal dorm roommate.

How much spending money does a college student need per week?

Is college for everyone?

If you had to eat only one food for the rest of your life what would it be?

What’s the best meal your mom/dad cooks?

Who is the best cook you know?

What qualities do you look for in a date?  In a boyfriend/girlfriend?

What do you think it takes to be a good husband/wife?

Do you think marriage should last forever?

What would you do if your parent disapproved of your boyfriend/girlfriend?

What’s the perfect age for getting married?

Should you live together before you get married?

Rate your parents’ marriage on a scale of 1 – 10, 10 being best?

What could make their marriage better?

What will you do differently when you get married?

Who, that you know, has the best marriage?  Why did you choose them?

What percentage of teens do you think are sexually active?

What’s the best thing about your parents?

What could your mom and dad do better as parents?

What don’t parents understand about teenagers?

Why do some teens drink?

Why do some teens do drugs?

Should the drinking age be higher or lower?

Should marijuana be legalized?

Do parents make too big a deal about cigarette smoking?

Do you want your kids to smoke, drink or do drugs?   Why or why not?