What was the best (or worst) thing that happened at school today?
If you could choose, who would you like to sit by in class?
What do you think are the three most important traits a person could have? What are three things that you are grateful for today?
Many years ago I remember getting ready for bed on a typical Saturday night.
I’ve also noticed that sometimes day-to-day life tends to take over parent-child conversations. What helps you feel better when you’re upset or stressed? What can I do to help you when you’re upset or stressed?
Interactions revolve around chores, homework, dinner, and activities.
Remember to listen closely to your child’s responses, and if you want to respond, share your thoughts in a non-judgmental way, without lecturing or shaming.
Is there anyone at school that you would like to get to know better? Is there anyone at school that seems to get left out or teased a lot? What do you think you want to do when you graduate? Do you have any friends you’re worried about right now? Here’s a list of questions that can spark conversations that will help you connect more with your children. I think most of these would be great for kids of any age, although you may need to word them a bit differently depending on your child’s age and maturity level.