How to Encourage Children – Parents Conversation
Answer by Saulo Dos Santos Soares:
A great Brazilian philosopher called Mário Sérgio Cortella once said in an interview:
When you ask “Hey, son, what have you learned today?” or “How was your day at school?” it sounds pretty much like an interview, an interrogatory. As a result, kids feel pressured and uninterested in answering the question and generally give 1-word answers.
He suggests a swap in the formatting of the question.
Rather than asking what your kid has learned, try asking what he/she has to teach you.
When your kid get home try asking: “Hey, son, what can you teach me today?”
And aspointed out, it’s key you don’t change subjects straight after you get a response or start lecturing/patronizing your kid.