Dear Families!

How to Connect

Dear Families,

 I sometimes struggle to get my children to talk to me after school. If you are tired of listening to the following:

Parent: How was school?

Child: Good.



You may want to try some of the following leading questions, followed by a specific question:

  • Did you have fun today? Why was it fun?
  • Did you learn anything? Why do you feel that is important?
  • Did you improve (specific course) since last time? How did you accomplish this?
  • Did you help a another student today? Why did you help them?
  • Did you conduct yourself well today? Why is this important to you?
  • Did you do your best today? How does that feel?
  • Did you appreciate anything about your friends today? Why is that important?
  • Did you develop any great qualities today? How might these be important in your future?