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Family Conversation Starters

We wanted to give you some conversation starters to spark meaningful connections among your family this week and beyond. We are also linking resources that will help you start or continue conversations with the youth in your life about substances. Take advantage of Olathe Family Week to have these important, life saving, and valuable discussions!


Icebreakers:

What is your most used emoji?

You can only eat one food again for the rest of your life. What is it?

What superpower would you choose to have?

Show us your phone background and tell the story behind why you picked this image.

What is your favorite class you are taking right now? and/or What is your favorite part about work?

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?

What TV show or movie are you enjoying right now?

If you could go back or forward in time, where would you go?

What is your favorite family or friend holiday tradition?

You have your own late night talk show, who do you invite as your first guest?

You have to sing karaoke, what song do you pick?

What sport would you compete in if you were in the Olympics?

Would you rather live without heat and AC or live without social media?

Would you rather be the funniest or smartest person in the room?

What would you do if you won the lottery?


Personal Questions:

What was the high and low of your week?

What was something nice you did for someone this week?

What is one item on your bucket list?

What is the most important quality in a good family member? Friend?

What is one goal or resolution you have set for yourself this year?

What is your biggest fear?

If you could share a meal with any 4 individuals, living or dead, who would they be?

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

How would your friends describe you?

What is your best quality?

Describe your ideal, perfect day.

What is one accomplishment you are really proud of?

If you are in a bad mood, do you prefer to be left alone or have someone to cheer you up?

What are you most thankful for?


Substance-related questions:

What questions do you have about drugs or alcohol that I can answer?

Why do you think people use substances? Especially underage youth?

If you get approached about doing something that makes you uncomfortable, how do you say no? Who would you call if you needed help in a situation that made you feel unsafe?

What is a healthy way you deal with stress anxiety, or the desire to fit in / be seen as cool that doesn't involve substances?

Are your friends and your friend's parents committed to staying substance-free / having a substance-free household?

What are the dangers of driving impaired or being in the car with someone who is?

Do you understand what my / your guardians expectations & rules are with substances?

What are some legal or health repercussions for using substances as an underage individual?

Why is it important to commit to being substance-free as a young adult?



Visit the resources section of our website for more information on how to talk to your kids or youth in your life about substances. You can also check out these guides by Kids Health or SAMHSA.


Thank you to Teambuilding, Museumhack, and Parade for these ideas!

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