1. Are you close to your parents? Do you get along well with your parents?
  2. At what age should discipline be introduced to children?
  3. Can you remember doing anything that got you into trouble? What was it? How were you punished?
  4. Can you tell when a child is being honest or trying to get away from something? How?
  5. Did you have any accidents at home as a child? If yes, what happened?
  6. Do we have a responsibility to correct children when their parents aren’t around and they are misbehaving?
  7. Do we have to answer children’s questions even if they are inappropriate ones?
  8. Do you agree that children nowadays are smarter then the children from some decades ago used to be?
  9. Do you enjoy being around children?
  10. Do you think children are more violent today than they used to be? Why?
  11. Do you think children today are under more pressure?
  12. Do you think children watch too much television?
  13. Do you think it is better to have children when you are older or younger?
  14. Do you think it is important for children to learn English and their family’s native language? Why?
  15. Do you think parents today have less time for their children?
  16. Do you think that children are different today from the time when you were a child? Or from 50 years ago? 100 years ago?
  17. Do you think that children are naturally good? Why or why not?
  18. Do you think video games are a bad influence on children?
  19. Do you want to have children? Why?
  20. Do you want your first child to be a boy or a girl? Why?
  21. How did you play as a child?
  22. How do children who have no brothers or sisters act?
  23. How do you think children can learn through play?
  24. How does having children change someone’s life?
  25. How many children do you have? How many would you like to have?
  26. Is childhood the best time of life?
  27. Is it better to err on the side of strictness or leniency with children?
  28. Is there a best time to have children? If yes, when do you think that is?
  29. Most families in wealthy countries are having less and fewer children. Is this a good thing or a bad thing? Why?
  30. Should children be paid for household chores?
  31. Should children be spanked? Why or why not?
  32. Were there many children in your family?
  33. What age did women start having children sixty years ago? How about now?
  34. What are the basic children’s rights?
  35. What are some of the benefits of having children?
  36. What are the most important lessons to teach young children at home? Older children?
  37. What are the positive or negative things about being a child?
  38. What are you never going to allow, or have never allowed, your children to do?
  39. What are your earliest childhood memories?
  40. What are your fondest childhood memories?
  41. What did your family like to do together when you were a child?
  42. What do children use their cellphones for? Will you give one to your children? After what age?
  43. What is the most annoying or amazing thing about children?
  44. What is the best number of children to have? How many boys or girls?
  45. What is the most important thing that we need to teach children?
  46. What kind of games do you like to play these days with children?
  47. What kinds of things do people have to give up when they have children?
  48. What was the most important lesson your parents taught you?
  49. What was your favorite game when you were a child?
  50. What was your favorite toy as a child?
  51. What were some important experiences that you had when you were a child which shaped you as a person?
  52. What were your favorite games as a child?
  53. What’s a bad thing you think children do?
  54. What’s something children do that you’d like to be able to do it too?
  55. What’s the cutest thing you think children do?
  56. When do you want to have children and how many do you want to have?
  57. When is it OK for little girls to wear makeup?
  58. When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
  59. Who raised you? Your parents or grandparents or another family member?
  60. Who should be primarily responsible for taking care of children? Wife? Husband? Grandparents? Relatives? Day-care center?
  61. Who was your best childhood friend?
  62. Why do you think children commit violent crimes?

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