3 Tips for Talking to your kids About School & Getting Answers

Talking about school with your kids can be hard work. The typical after school conversation often goes something like this: “How was your day at school today?” asks mom. “Good,” answers child. And, that’s that. It’s such a challenge to find out what happened at school when children seem to draw a mental blank the minute they get home! It’s so important to know what’s going on with your child so you can help guide him. And, there’s no way to help guide him unless he tells you what’s happening when you’re not around. It’s a catch 22! The only solution is for your child to feel comfortable opening up to you about anything so that you have all the information in order to help.

My boys are 8 and 5 years old. I started practicing three techniques before they started Montessori school. I wanted them to fully understand & accept that I am here to help them. And in order to do so, they need to tell me what’s going on. So, here’s what I do: