Questions to ask your dad this Father's Day

Questions to ask your dad this Father’s Day

You’ve probably had countless thoughts about your dad’s life pop into your head over the years, but for some reason, have never quite found the right moment to ask him about them. With Father’s Day fast approaching, now’s the perfect opportunity to finally seek the answers to all those pressing questions you’ve been harbouring over time.

Plus, what better way to celebrate Father’s Day than by deepening your connection with your dad? The good news is, we’ve done the hard work for you. We’ve prepared a wealth of questions surrounding his childhood, experiences as a father, as well as his personal views.

And, if you’re looking for the perfect Father’s Day card to pair with the sentiment, we’ve rounded up a selection of some of our favourite cards, designed by our amazing community of creators.

Questions about his childhood

Asking your dad to reflect on nostalgic memories can offer an interesting glimpse into his past. Here are a few questions to ask to help prompt fascinating tales from his childhood.

  1. As a child, what was your favourite place to visit? Asking this question might trigger a nostalgic memory or story that you’ve never heard about before – giving you an insight into what he enjoyed doing most as a child.
  2. What was the most trouble you got into as a kid? This question might open the floor for some pretty interesting stories – good or bad!
  3. What’s one thing you’d like to tell your younger self? Knowing the answer to this might provide some wise advice you’ve never considered before.
  4. What were your favourite hobbies as a child? You might discover he had a hidden talent, or maybe he might have enjoyed doing some hobbies you or your kids love.
  5. What did teachers say about you in your school reports? Always an interesting one.. then you then have a reason to blame him for passing down hereditary traits!
  6. Can you tell me some stories about your family history I might not know? If you ask anything, ask this.

Questions about being a father

Delving into your father’s parenting journey can reveal a treasure trove of memories surrounding his parenting experiences. Unpicking these thoughts can help you to understand the dynamics of your relationship with him a little more. Consider asking these profound questions:

  1. What is your favourite memory of being a dad? This will not only evoke nostalgic memories for him, but also may unveil new memories for you too.
  2. What was one of your hardest moments as a dad, and why was it difficult? Fatherhood comes with its challenges, and asking this question can provide valuable insights into his parenting approach.
  3. How did becoming a father change your perspective on life and your priorities? Finding out the answer to this will help uncover what life looked like before he was a father, and how it changed after children entered his world.
  4. How did your own upbringing influence how you approached fatherhood? Discovering how your dad’s upbringing influenced his approach can help you understand why he parented the way he did.
  5. What are some of the most rewarding things about being a father? Finding out what he really enjoys about being a father can reveal the depth of love he has for you and even potentially deepen your bond.

While we’re getting deep into the subject of dads, check out our article on the five essential qualities of dadness.

Questions about his personal opinions

Asking deep questions about your dad’s personal opinions and life milestones will help you to gain a better idea of his perspective and values (if you didn’t know them already). Here are a few thought-provoking questions to help see the world through his eyes:

  1. What is something I don’t know about you? This may reveal hidden facets of his life– interests or experiences that he might not have shared before.
  2. What is your greatest achievement in life so far? Asking him this question may reveal unknown personal triumphs that have shaped him as a person.
  3. What is the best holiday you’ve ever been on? Finding out the answer to this may unearth fond childhood memories you’ve long forgotten, sparked by his recollections.
  4. What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given? Exploring this question may reveal a valuable nugget of wisdom that you can potentially apply in your own life.
  5. Who has had the biggest impact on you? It will be interesting to know which influential people shaped him as a person. Whether that’s a family member, friend, or someone he worked with – discovering who he looked up to might provide some valuable lessons.

For more Father’s Day inspiration, find out what to write in a Father’s Day card as well as inspirational Father’s Day quotes you can add to your card to show how amazing you think he is (or, to poke a little fun if you’re going down the humorous route!). If you’re planning to celebrate your dad on the ‘gram, our Father’s Day Instagram captions will help to elevate your posts.

Or, if you’re looking for inspiration on how to actually celebrate Father’s Day itself, discover things to do on Father’s Day with dad to give him a day to remember.