"How was your day today?"
"Fine."

We've all been there. Sometimes, it seems like asking your child about their days is like asking for government secrets: you either get a "fine" or a "why?" and then they run off to their toys. At bedtime, you find out something is bothering them, or check their homework and learn they got an A on that math test. How can you start the conversation with your child and start talking? Here's a list of twelve questions to try:

  1. What was the funniest thing that happened today?
  2. Which class is the easiest for you? The hardest? Why?
  3. If they made a movie about your school, who would be the star?
  1. What do people do in between classes?
  2. What emoji would you use to describe your day?
  3. What did you talk about at lunch?
  1. What was a good thing that happened today?
  2. Did anyone get upset today?
  3. If you could be the teacher, what would you do in class tomorrow?
  1. Is there anything on your mind right now?
  2. Did anything sad happen today?
  3. If you had a chance to do today over again, what would you do differently?

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