15 Questions To Ask Your Kid Instead of “How Was Your Day?”

Family discussing their days at the dinner tablePicture this: You pick up your kid from school, ask him about his day and are met with a mumbled, “Fine” or if you’re lucky, “Good.”

Sound familiar? We’ve all been there.

Think back to your own school years and you’ll remember how frustrating it was when your parents asked you the same mundane question: “How was your day?” So can we really blame our kids for having the same response? But fear not, parents—we rounded up 15 questions that will spark conversation with your children.

15 Questions To Ask Kids After School

  1. What was the best part of your day? Why?
  2. What made you smile today?
  3. If you could be the teacher for a day, what would you do differently?
  4. What is something that happened today that challenged you?
  5. Who brought the best lunch?
  6. If I called your teacher tonight, what would she say was special about today?
  7. If you could relive one part of the day, what would it be?
  8. What new things did you learn today?
  9. What are you most excited about for tomorrow?
  10. What is your favorite part about school?
  11. Which of your classmates do you want to befriend?
  12. What is something you saw that made you think?
  13. What’s the weirdest word you heard today?
  14. What rules are different at school than our rules at home?
  15. If you could change one thing about your day, what would it be?

Delta Children Want’s to Be Part of The Conversation Too!

There’s no doubt about it: Creating conversation with your kids is important. By asking questions for kids to answer that go beyond the generic “How was your day?”, the conversation will be flowing in no time. Have your own go-to conversation starters? Tweet at @deltachildren to share your questions with us!

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