It’s the end of the day and your children just got home from school. If you are like many parents, you are greeted with a grunt after asking the kids about their days.
There are many different questions to ask your child aside from the normal, “How was your day?” Straying away from that generic question and asking more in-depth questions will get you much more than a grunt.
Communicating with your children is very important, it opens the door for them to feel comfortable coming to you when they have something they need to talk about.
So how do you get past the grunts and get them to tell you more about their day? You simply must change the questions you are asking.
There are many questions you can ask your children to get them talking about their day.
20 QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR CHILD TO GET THEM TALKING ABOUT THEIR DAY
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- What games do you play at recess?
- Did anyone do anything nice today?
- Who made you smile the biggest today?
- Did you learn anything new today? What was it?
- Who do you think had the best lunch at school today? What was it?
- Did you eat all of your lunch today?
- How would you rate your day on a scale from 1 to 10?
- Did anything negative happen today?
- What is one of the most important rules your teacher has?
- What do most people do at recess time?
- What part of your school is the most exciting?
- Did you learn anything new about a friend today? What was it?
- What was your favorite part of school today?
- What was your least favorite part of school today?
- Did you do anything that made you feel proud of yourself? What was it?
- What was a challenge that you faced today?
- What is the funniest thing that happened today?
- Do any of your teachers remind you of someone else? Who?
- Did you do anything nice for anyone today?
- What is something you looked forward to most today?
If you are looking for conversation starters around the supper table, try these:
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