21 Questions Dads Really Need to Ask Their Son for Father's Day

Jun 04, 2017

Father's Day is a time to honor the old man, but it's also a good time for fathers to take stock of their role as a dad and how well they're performing.

These questions will spark some great ideas and help you to get to know your son, plus show him that you truly care about the person he's becoming. Through the process of asking your son the questions below, Dads can also look in the mirror and ask themselves a lot of questions; Am I being a good role model? What do I want to be when I grow up (hey, it's never too late to ask)? Does my son know how much I love HIM? It's never too late to take inventory and assess your parenting style/strengths.

Let's face it, parenting isn't easy. We've all got a little teary-eyed listening to cats in the cradle, right?

If you're struggling with your relationship with your son, don't worry, you're not alone. It's no secret that men struggle with effective communication. Take a screen shot of these questions and revisit them when you're struggling with conversation topics or if you're feeling like your relationship needs some attention.

In addition, incorporate these other ideas 10 Ways to Strengthen Your Father-Son Relationship which will help you continue to build a healthy, strong relationship. Lastly, take it easy on yourself. The fact that you're taking the time to even read this to the end shows that you're a caring parent that wants the best for your son. Way to go!

  1. What do you like best about being a kid?
  2. Do you think I'm too hard on you sometimes?
  3. What are your favorite conversation topics with me, and what would you like to discuss more with me?
  4. What's the best day you ever had?
  5. What would constitute a perfect day?
  6. What's something we haven't done together that you'd like to do with me?
  7. What do you think is the coolest thing about the internet?
  8. What do I do best as your dad?
  9. What do I do worst as your dad?
  10. What do you need help on – in school, with your friends, in sports, life – that you'd like me to help you with?
  11. What was your worst day?
  12. Who's your best friend and why?
  13. What makes you mad at family members?
  14. What do you do when you're mad or sad?
  15. What do your friends like to talk about the most?
  16. What are the 3 places you'd most like to spend vacation?
  17. What do you want to be when you grow up, or what are your main career interests now?
  18. Am I a good listener for you?
  19. What movie or book had the biggest impact on you; you thought a lot about it and talked about it?
  20. What's the neatest/most beautiful/impressive thing you've ever seen in nature?
  21. Do you know how much I love you?