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Have you been asking your child everyday “how was school?” and getting the response “good” or “can’t remember”?

Here are ten great questions to ask your child which will get them talking and give you more insight into their day.

  1. What was the best and worst part of your day?
  2. What did you do in Science today (art, music etc.)?
  3. What subject did you enjoy the most today? Why?
  4. Who made you smile today?
  5. What was the funniest thing that happened today?
  6. Did you find anything hard today?
  7. What games did you play at lunch/recess?
  8. What did you learn today?
  9. What’s the nicest thing you did for someone today?
  10. What are looking forward to tomorrow?

All of these questions are great conversation starters to help give you more information about your child’s day. Don’t ask every question everyday, just pick one or two and make sure you lead by example and get them to ask you questions too.

A cute little way to get the family involved is to place all of the above questions into a box and ask everyone to pick one or two at dinner time, they then get to share the answer with everyone.

How do you get your kids sharing? Any tips? SHARE with us in the comments below.

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  • This list is great. I don’t get much out of DS5 on his is days was. I get I don’t know or I can’t remember.

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  • That is a great list but I can see it going effective for only a short time. Once they get into high school, getting information from teenagers is near on impossible, no matter how you try and word it

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  • We have been doing most of these the past year and it honestly opens up the conversation so much! Sometimes it doesn’t straight away but it leaves them with those questions in m ind and later on when they’ve been home for a little while – sometimes that’s when I get the barrage of information!

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  • My daughter share with me every thing no need to ask

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  • I do already ask my oldest these questions. I get the same answer every day. I don’t remember. I did read a fantastic article the other day. That you ask during dinner 2 questions 1st what was one thing you learnt today, the next was what was one thing that made you hay

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  • I missed out on being home when my boys finished school each day though I did ask them when I got home. Unfortunately I had to start getting dinner ready at the same time.

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  • We always ask about each others days around the table after school or at the dinner table so everyone is there and can hear. I love these questions and although several of them we already use I will be using some of the others tonight – especially the one about who made you smile today.

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  • Love these chats and the one of who made you smile today. Will be using that one.

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  • Good list! My kids volunteer all info before we can even make it to the car!

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  • My son used to get in the car and download about his whole day. No questions required.

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  • I love these ideas! I normally ask how was your day and did you learn something new, but often get the one word answers- this encourages kids to think about their answers.

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  • It’s so important to ask and listen

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  • When my daughter was in primary school, I always picked her up from school. While walking home, we always talked about her day, what she did, what she learned, what she played with her friends. I loved those moments! :-)

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  • Your kids are either talkers or clams – so very hard to understand the clams. However, if the clams change their mannerisms it’s easier to see than the talkers.

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  • My son has always been a talker. As soon as he gets in the car after school he downloads. He’s now 16 and this has not changed.

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