Encouraging your child to open up

Encouraging Your Child to Open Up

If you’re seeking more meat from your child in regards to their day or their school experience, then maybe it’s time to dig a little deeper than asking “how was your day?” at school pick-up or at the dinner table. It’s all about open-ended questions; encouraging a response more insightful than “fine” or “good”.

Here are 10 posers that might just bring you a little closer to your kid:

On a scale of 1 to 5, how enjoyable was your day?

What is one thing you did today that you are proud of?

What is one thing that challenged you today?

What is one thing that made you laugh today?

Is there a subject you wish you could do more, and if so, why?

What is your least favourite subject, and why?

What is your favourite thing about your teacher?

What is your favourite thing about your best friend?

What makes you happiest at school?

Why do you think school is important?

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