Don’t forget to ask your child about his day at school!

How many times have you asked, “How was your day?” Just to get a generic response, “fine” or “good”. Being a good parent you follow-up with “What did you do today?” And then get “nothing” as the answer. It can be very frustrating asking questions that elicit only a one-word response.

So, today when your little one comes home try to ask about things that are specific, but still open-ended. Make this school year the one that we move beyond “fine” and “nothing” by asking your child to describe his world. Try one of these conversation-starters - it’s a wonderful way to connect with your child.

  1. Tell me about the best part of your day.
  2. Tell me one kind thing you did today?
  3. Did any of your classmates do anything funny?
  4. Tell me about a lesson you did today.
  5. Who did you play with today?
  6. What do you think of your teacher(s)?
  7. Who did you sit with at lunch today?
  8. What lessons are you going to try tomorrow?
  9. Can you tell me the name of one new friend you met today?
  10. Can you tell me the names of all the teachers you know?

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