"So how was school today?"
How many times have you received that answer?
How do you get your kids to share their school day? As they grow older and seek more independence, how do you keep them engaged in your desire to know more?
Certainly the way you phrase a question is a key. The more specific it is, the easier it is for your child to answer and potentially start a conversation. Stay away from questions that can be answered with one word responses.
Such as, "What was fun?" "What tips did your teacher give you for the math homework?"
Share what has worked for you, or what hasn't.
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