How to Ask about School (8-28-15)

Today’s Parenting Tip:

This Parenting Tip is a reminder about things you can do to help your child get a good start at school this year.

School is your child’s experience. Be careful about how much questioning you do about his school day.

“How was school today?” can be too big of a question.

Try something more specific like:

  • What was lunch like?
  • Recess?
  • The bus ride?
  • What was one thing you liked or didn’t like at school today?

If your child just won’t give details about school, let it go. Give her a chance to own her experience and not have to share every single thing. Just make sure she knows you are available to talk – anytime – about anything.

Read more about back-to-school: Lessons Learned about Back-to-School.

Come back to Daily Parenting Tips each day for another helpful tip.


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