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10 Questions to Ask Your Kids on Their Birthdays, from Q4KIDZ

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Birthdays can be a whirlwind of cupcakes and presents and pizza. These Q4KIDZ questions are a wonderful way to spark a thoughtful conversation about what the day means and what the future might hold. Grab a pen and write down the answers for future reference (and do it again next year!).

Memories & Silly Stuff

1. What is the first memory that you have?

2. What was your first word? If you could pick your first word, what would it be?

3. What parts of being a kid will you miss the most when you grow up and what are the parts you’ll miss the least?

4. If you could change your whole name, what would you change it to?

5. If you could supersize one food for your birthday, what food would it be, how big would it be, and why?

What’s In Store or the Future

6. What do you think your life will be like in 10 years from now?

7. What are three things you don’t want to be when you grow up?

8. If a genie granted you three wishes right now, what would they be?

9. What are three things you DO want to be when you grow up?

10. Make one prediction for your future. It can be funny or serious, for tomorrow or 20 year from now!

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Mckenna Saady is a staff writer and digital content lead for ParentsTogether. Before working for nonprofits such as the Human Rights Campaign and United Way, Mckenna spent nearly a decade as a child care provider and Pre-K teacher. Originally from Richmond, VA, she now lives in Philadelphia and writes poetry, fiction, and children’s literature in her spare time.