Questions You Can Ask To Engage Your Kids In Conversation
If you're like me, dinner conversation with your kids goes something like this: "What did you do at school today?" "Eh, nothing." "Nothing at all?" "Nope."
After talking about it on the air, a listener tipped me off to a web site that has questions designed specifically to engage your kids in conversation and to get them to open up to you.
I'm not sure these will work ALL of the time, but it's worth a try. Here's a few of the questions. You can get the entire list of all 100 questions here.
"Who is taller, mommy or your teacher?"
"If you could tell me never to serve two vegetables again, which two would you choose?"
"If you could arrange it, what time would I come home from work? What would we do together with that time?"
"What kinds of things on TV and in movies make you laugh?"
"Tell me about your two favorite movies of all time and why you like them so much."
"How do you describe me to your friends?" (I'm not sure I want to know that answer!)
"Do you feel you are as intelligent as most of your friends? Why or why not?"
"What is the scariest movie you've ever seen? Why?"
"Have you ever gotten really lost? If so, tell me about it. How did you feel?"
"What do you think of my driving?"
That last question would not work with my kids, as driving leads me to swear at others and yell a lot. Driving with me has scarred them for life.
Hats off to Janet for tipping me off to this site.