Does child gives you a complete play-r by-play of their day at school?
Or does any question about his school day get the standard answer: “It was fine.”
If you’ve been hoping for more there are, in fact, things you can do to have a two- not one-sided conversation with your little one, according to Sofia Dickens, education expert and founder of EQtainment.
Dicken’s philosophy is based on emotional intelligence – or in simple terms, teaching kids the social skills that will help them through life like kindness, patience, listening, intuition, etc. Her approach is effortless and can be done whether you have five minutes or an hour – are in the car or at the dinner table.
She suggests parents ask these five questions to get the kids talking about their school day:
- What was the funniest thing that happened today?
- What’s the coolest place at school?
- How did you help out today?
- If you could sit next to anyone in class, who would you sit next to?
- Do you think your teacher had a good day today?