If it seems difficult to connect with your kids, you might not be asking them the right questions. Meaningful connections can be the difference between a happy and a harried household, and one of the best ways to accomplish this is by meeting kids on their level with challenging questions that can’t be answered with a “yes” or “no.”
If you want to know what your child did at school, for example, drill down into their actual day. Try asking something like, “What did you accomplish today that you’re proud of?” instead of, “Did you learn anything today?”
A good question is the beginning of an open-ended conversation you might have for the rest of the day — perhaps, even your life. So, before you open your mouth, take a moment to make sure your question has value and can’t be easily brushed aside. Here are 50 examples to get you inspired.