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10 Brilliant Questions You Need to Ask Your Kids Every Night

This post includes ideas on Questions to Ask Kids at the Dinner Table or at the end of the day. Connection with family can be tough. Life is busy. Schedules are jam-packed with work, school, activities, and keeping up with the household. Family dinner is the part of the day where we can come together, no pressure, and simply “be”. {Read: It is Time to Re-Invent the Family Meal.}

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My sons are 5, almost 4, and 7 months old. A few years ago we began asking “what was your favorite part of the day?” Then we added, “What are you most grateful for?” As the boys have grown up a bit their answers reflect their personalities and their developmental stage. Often what they appreciate is what is happening in the moment, but more often recently their answers surprised me. The point of having rituals, routines, and traditions is to have these motions in life be “more”, be ingrained in the day, to be expected, to be a part of who they are as young boys and then men.

Questions to Ask Kids

10 Brilliant Questions You Need to Ask Your Kids Every Night

What was your favorite part of the day?

What was the most challenging part of your day?

What are you most grateful for?

What do you appreciate about your day?

What did you discover today?

When was someone kind to you today?

When were you kind to someone today?

What are you excited for tomorrow?

What do you want to be when you grow up?

What do you want to learn?

Many of these questions are open-ended. The questions can be way too much for a young mind to handle. So, try to be more specific. If you are asking about your child’s favorite part of the day, incorporate a detail about his day. For example, if you know your child had music that day, use the teacher’s name and ask about a particular instrument. Consider recording the responses. What a fun keepsake!

I hope we inspired you today! Marnie
P.S. You  might be interested in this post: 25+ Exciting & Thoughtful Questions to Ask Kids EVERY Day

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