The best part of our day as parents, has got to be afternoon pick up. The eager smile that falls upon your child’s face as they see you waiting at the door, and the warm embrace to follow as they jump into your arms for a hug, is such a wonderful experience.
Our first instinct is to ask “How was your day?”, or “What did you do today?”. For young children, this can pose a difficult question, and the answer might not always be what you want to hear. It’s often times hard for them to compile their entire day into a simple answer. However, there are ways that you can engage your child in a conversation, while learning interesting details about their day.
Sarah Moudry, blogger and early childhood family consultant, gives perfect examples of how you can encourage healthy conversation between you and your child at the end of the day: