Here are some questions and conversation starters that will encourage self-discovery, independence, and empowerment.
1. I trust you / I believe in you.
2. What do you think?
3. What did you learn from that?
4. Could I have your assistance please?
5. I’m not sure what to do about something. I’d like your advice. (age appropriately)
6. I understand how that must feel.
7. I noticed that you tried really hard.
8. Would you like to talk or would you like some space?
9. How did you feel about that?
10. What’s your plan? What is the next step?