What are some good Mothers Day Questions?

Mother’s Little Traditions

Have you ever wondered why you do what you do? It may be because your mom did the same thing when you were growing up. Maybe she still does. If you want to find out, we have just the thing to help you get the conversation started this Mother’s Day—some questions to ask your mom.

Here’s an example. Whenever my son knocks into something and hurts himself, we play a little game of “putting the pain back.” If he falls down or crashes into something, I wait for his reaction to judge the severity. If tears start flowing (assuming this is a mild injury) then I huddle down close with him, touch the spot where he is injured and say, “Are you OK? Let’s put the pain back.” Then I gently push on the injured spot with my hand and then touch whatever it was he injured himself on (the ground, the table, the tree root, whatever it was).

When I touch whatever he bumped into, I also say, “Bzzzzzz. No thank you. Take the pain back.” Then I repeat the buzzing and the thank-yous until he stops crying. As a toddler he does it himself now without me. I know it’s just a distraction. But it works for us. It’s appropriate to do when I know he’s more emotionally stunned than physically hurt.

My mother did the same thing for me and my sister when we were young. I have absolutely no idea where she came up with this little tradition. But it’s something she did that both of her daughters remembered and loved so much that we continue to do it with our own children.

Does the Reasoning Still Hold True?

So much of what we do as parents comes from what feels like intuition. Some of it is intuition, but most of our gut reactions are based unconsciously on what we first learned about that topic or situation—what was modeled for us. Some things like my “put the pain back” example we just do out of habit because that’s what our parents did and we never really questioned the reasoning behind it.

Have you heard the story about chopping the ends off the roast? Though there are many variations out there, the quick version is that a woman is preparing a roast for dinner and chops off the perfectly good end pieces before putting it in the oven. Her husband observes this and asks why she would do such a thing. “That’s what my mom did,” she explains.

Mom calls the next day to see how things are and the daughter asks, “Why did you always cut the ends off the roast?” “That’s what my mom always did,” she replies. Mom calls her mother and asks, “Why did you always cut the ends off the roast?” “My pan was too small!” she exclaims.

Are there any examples of that type of habitual behavior in your life as a parent? Things you do because that’s how your mother did them but you don’t really know why? I’m going to go ask my mom some questions about the buzzing story. Try these 15 questions to ask your own mother or grandmother or whoever raised you. Try it with your mother-in-law and see how her experiences shaped your partner’s experience as a child.

Having a solid understanding of where your “parenting intuition” and expectation of parenthood comes from is one of the first topics we cover in the Leading Your Child to Success course.

As in all of our discussions of how to be a family leader, first knowing why you do something helps you make an informed and thoughtful decision about how or whether to pass on that family value, recipe, or other tradition to your own children.

What are some good Mothers Day Questions?

Happy Mother's Day to all the great mom's out there. Take this time to reflect with some Mother's Day Table Topics Questions for your next group meeting or a fun family get-together. It'll be fun sharing funny stories, and maybe you will shed a tear.

  • What food does your mom love that you find a little odd?
  • What weird quirk did you pick up from your mother?
  • What’s the best or worst prank you’ve played on your mom?
  • If you could be on a reality TV show with your mother, which one would you choose and why?
  • What’s your mom’s drink of choice? (Either alcoholic or not.)
  • What would have been your mother’s absolute dream job?
  • If a movie was made about your mother’s life, what genre would it be, and who would play your mom?
  • What’s your best “my mom is crazy” story?
  • What is your mom’s favorite breakfast food?
  • What’s the worst advice you’ve been given by your mother?
  • Who is the funniest person in your family?
  • What makes you feel old when you think about it?
  • What’s the biggest adventure you’ve been on with your mom?
  • What’s your favorite place of all the sites you’ve traveled with your mom?
  • What’s your mom’s favorite meal and why?
  • What is your mother’s gift or talent?
  • How well do you know your mom?

More Mother's Day Table Topics Questions:

  • What was your best vacation memory with your mother?
  • Has your mom completed everything on his “bucket list”?
  • What household chores does your mother enjoy?
  • What did your mother say would be important when you grew up, but it hasn’t been?
  • What was something courageous you’ve seen your mother do?
  • What is the quality you most like in your mother?
  • What’s the most extended trip you’ve been on with your mom?
  • If your mom was famous, what would she be famous for?
  • What would be the title of your mother’s autobiography?
  • What sport would your mom compete in if he were in the Olympics?
  • What does your mom resent paying for the most?
  • How did you rebel against your mother growing up?
  • What does your mother’s favorite outfit look like?
  • If your mother were ever to win a Nobel Prize, what do you think it would be for?
  • If you could change one thing about your mother, what would it be?
  • Would you rather be funnier or more intelligent than your mom?
  • Do you consider your mother smart or creative?
  • Who would you choose if you were left on a deserted island with either your mother, grandmother, or no one? Why?
  • Discuss your mother’s tech-savviness. Luddite or ahead of his time?
  • What are some of your favorite holiday traditions while growing up?
  • What is your mother’s most used emoji?
  • Should parenting classes be mandatory for new parents?
  • Is your mom a traveler or a homebody?
  • If you could rename your mom, what name would you pick?
  • What hobby would you be a lot of fun to get into with your mom?
  • Would you travel back in time to meet a younger version of your mother or to the future to meet your descendants?
  • What’s one thing about your mother that you don’t know but would like to know?
  • What’s your favorite family tradition or holiday?
  • What language do you speak with your mom?
  • What’s your favorite car that your mother owned?
  • What’s the best piece of advice your mother has ever given you?

What are some good Mothers Day Questions?

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