Monday, March 26, 2012


Question: What can you ask about your children’s school day beside “What did you do in school today?”

Answer/Quote: “ ‘What did you do in school today?’ If your children answer ‘nothing,’ maybe you should try a new question.

“Beginning your after-school conversation with ‘What was the best part of your school day?’ will yield totally different and more productive responses.

“In the end, the goal is having time each day to talk with your child about what is significant during the hours at school. An open-ended question asked with genuine, nonjudgmental interest in the answer will start the school year off brilliantly.”

Title: “Ask a New Question.” Ruth Larson. Reading Today (August/September 2010), 38.

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