What do most kids say when asked, “How was school today?” They flatly say, “Good.” Right? Right! This leads to the question, “How can I get my child to tell me more?! Good question.
The answer lies in HOW we question kids. If we ask a ‘yes/no’ question, we can expect a yes or a no response. If we ask a question that can be answered in one word, we get expect one word answer!
Here a few alternatives if you are looking for more…
“What did you discover at school today?”
“How was today different than yesterday?”
“What was one ‘high’ and one ‘low’ today?”
“What was the best part of your day?”
“If you could change something about today, what would it be?”
“What are some things your teacher did to help you today?”