You’re probably familiar with ‘20 Questions.’ It’s a classic long-distance-car-trip game that encourages creativity and deductive reasoning. On this Father’s Day, try playing a version that can help you learn a lot more about your family and better understand your dad. Here are 10 questions, from Greater Good, to help get you started:1
1. What do you remember about the houses you lived in/the cars you drove as a young person? Which one did you like the best?
2. What did you have as a child that kids don’t have today?
3. Has anything ever happened at a family wedding you’ll never forget?
4. Think of some relatives who have passed away in the last few years. What would they be doing right now if they were here?
5. Which family member has been your greatest coach in life? What made them a good mentor?
6. When you were a teenager, which family member did you go to for advice? Looking back, was it good advice?
7. What was your favorite movie or book when you were my age?
8. What was the hardest thing you went through as a child?
9. What are your favorite stories Grandpa/Grandma told (or still tell)?
10. What is the best thing your grandparents ever cooked?
If you haven’t already, sometime this summer, you may want to initiate a conversation with your parents about their retirement and estate plans. Talking about money can be uncomfortable, but there are often significant benefits to understanding your parents’ plans and preferences, including reducing conflict and confusion later on.
If you would like some help getting the conversation started, let us know. We can facilitate the discussion or provide some questions for discussion.
Happy Father’s Day!
Source: 1 http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/raising_happiness/post/20_question_ask_father The above material was prepared by Peak Advisor Alliance. Peak Advisor Alliance is not affiliated with the named broker/dealer.