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Ways to Ask Kids "How Was School Today?"




Do you talk to your child about his or her day in school on daily basis? Here are some constructive ways to ask your kid “how was school today?".


As parents, we are really concerned about what our children do when they are not with us especially when they are in school. But when you ask them anything, the moment they come back from school, you rarely get a meaningful response. Although, you may desire to remain abreast of everything happening in your children's' lives and school, they are not always as forthcoming with that information as you would like. Encouraging discussion may not always be easy. The key is in asking good questions at the right time. Wait till the child settles down after coming back from school, wait till a calmer time to broach the subject and refrain from asking questions that allow one word answer. There are many ways of asking how his or her day was at school.


“Tell me about one good incident which took place today”


Create a positive environment first. Indulge in general talks and play with the child and make him feel comfortable. A very positive way of starting conversation with your child is to ask him a positive question.


“Which part of the lesson taught today in class did you like the most?”

Specific questions about activities are helpful in many ways. At the same time, the answers to these questions will give you a clue as to whether your child is paying attention and focusing in school.


“Where do you play the most at recess?”

When they go outdoors during recess, they get refreshed by interacting with different peers in different situations.You would like to know how your child is responding to his or her peer group and whether he or she is friendly with them.


“When were you bored today?”


Some children may not be very happy with their teachers. They might even find going to school a boring task. You would like to know whether your child is being able to grab what is being taught in class or whether he or she is responding enough or also if he or she was finding the lessons boring. Instead of asking him “Was the class boring?” you may ask him or her, “When were you bored today?”


“Did you find any difficulty while learning today?”

Children may not find easy to learn all the things. They may also find it difficult to learn certain thing taught it class which they may not share with you due to hesitation or may forget when they get back home from school. Therefore, you must ask this question so that you can make a note of it and help your child to learn it again is a better manner.


“Tell me something that made you laugh today.”

You might want to know if your child was happy in school or has made any friends. He is surely not going to answer you if you ask him directly if he was happy in school or what are the things that made him sad or disturbed him.

These days a growing number of parents are working, leaving their children in the custody of other people. Hence, it is imperative that parents help their children in interpreting their experiences in school. Let them talk first. It is a lot simpler if children tell you what is on their mind or try to reach out to you. That is when you need to listen to the trouble and offer a sympathetic ear. Be available so your child can find you when he or she feels like chatting.


How to talk to children? How to be involved with children? How to ask children about their day in school? Discuss here.

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Gaurav.3 years ago
I talk to my child everyday about her school after coming back from office. Having a talk is also a good way to spend quality time with children.
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Samay.3 years ago
It is a very good habit to ask kids about their day in school because kids will form a habit of sharing everything which is happening in their lives.
 
 
 
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Nishita.3 years ago
It is very important to talk to kids after they come back to school. It helps to know if they are facing any problem in their school life.
 
 
 
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