“Hey buddy, how was school today?”
“Good, what did you learn?”

Sound familiar? That was my conversation with my 5 year old after a day of kindergarten, when I thought, “maybe I’m asking the wrong questions…”. Since then, I’ve been asking questions like:

  • Did anyone say anything funny in class today?
  • Did the teacher say anything funny today?
  • Did anyone get in trouble?
  • What did you play during your first recess?
  • What did you play during your second recess?
  • What did you learn today that you never knew before?
  • Was anyone absent today?
  • Did anyone get hurt or have to go to the office, sick?

Needless to say our conversations are much different now.

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