It’s a situation familiar to parents everywhere… “How was your day?” “Fine.” Finding out details about your child’s day can sometimes feel near impossible. But don’t worry, we have put together a list of alternative questions, based on the Koru Ethos, that you (fingers crossed!) might get an answer to.
It’s worth noting though, after a super busy jam-packed day at school, children naturally struggle to draw out pieces of their day – so make sure to stay patient and allow your child time to respond to your question!
You should also try to ask questions that may relate to your child’s day – asking your child about things they struggled with can help them decompress after a long day at school and encourage them to express their emotions, rather than bottling things up. And if they’re seeming quiet or down, asking your child about things they did that made them feel proud of themselves is great for building up their confidence and self-esteem.
These are great opportunities for you to talk to your child honestly about any emotions you felt throughout your day too. This will help them expand their emotional vocabulary and provide them with a template for talking about trickier feelings.