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Questions for Dad

Posted on Wednesday, June 17th, 2015.

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For Father’s Day, sit down with your own dad or the father figure in your life and capture their story. Here are some questions to ask your father:


What was I like as a baby?


What do you remember about the day I was born?



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What were your thoughts and feelings the moment you first saw me?


What part of being a dad makes you happiest?


What did your dad teach you about being a parent?


What did your parents say or do to you that you said you would never say or do to your child that you now find yourself saying or doing?


What is the toughest part of being a dad?


How do you know if you’re doing a good job raising me?


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A Family Man

What surprises you most about who I am today?


Was being a father ever a struggle for you?


What makes me a great kid?


How did you feel when you found out you were going to be a father?


If you could start over and raise me again what would you do differently?


Do you do anything that makes you think you’re turning into your parents?


What were some of your proudest moments as a father?


Which qualities of mine do you think will help make me a good parent?


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