Introducing the simple trick for getting your kids to tell you about their day
Ever picked your kids up from school or sat down for dinner and asked the age-old question: "How was your day?"
I know I'm always badgering my six-year-old to get her to fill me in on how school was and who she played with and what the funniest/best/saddest thing was that happened to her that day.
The problem? More often than not, her answers to my many questions are often something along the lines of "I can't remember" or "good." Which, we all know, does little to tell us parents how our kids' day really went.
Well, it looks like I might just have to try a different tactic.
Because according to a recent article in The Washington Post getting your kids to tell you about their day is actually as simple as asking the question “Do you want to hear about my day?” first.
And guess what? In most cases, your kids will be perplexed and fascinated and, according to the mum who tested it out, they’ll pretty much never say no.
This, of course, gives you complete freedom to go into detail about what you had for lunch, the meeting you had with your boss and the long lines at the grocery store. What it also does, is give your kids an example that they will probably (hopefully) want to replicate.
Well, I'm so trying this one.