Thursday, September 17, 2015

Thought you might be interested Thursday: Get your kids talking

30 Questions to Ask Your Kid Instead of "How Was Your Day?" offers more than 30 questions.   It explains why the question is not a good one: "That question actually sucks. Far from a conversation starter, it’s uninspired, overwhelmingly open ended, and frankly, completely boring."

Alternative questions are:

  • What was the funniest thing that happened today?
  • Did anyone do anything super nice for you?
  • What was the nicest thing you did for someone else?
  • Which one of your teachers would survive a zombie apocalypse? Why?

In response, readers contributed a number of questions, including:

  • Who do you want to get to know better? Why?
  • 3How would you compare your teachers to the Hogwarts professors? Are there any Dumbledores? [Yes, Harry Potter is still a thing for my kids; YMMV.]
  • What do you wish you had said, or hadn’t said, in any of your classes?

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