There are children who love to tell how their day at school went and, without being asked, they will tell you everything that happened to them and their friends. On the other hand, other little ones find it very difficult to talk about their day-to-day life and when you want to inquire they will answer you with a monosyllable.
However, it is very important that you know how your child is doing at school, not only from an academic point of view but also in their interpersonal relationships. A child who does not feel comfortable in school, who feels excluded from his group of friends or who thinks that he is not good enough in the subjects will end up becoming a child with low self-esteem, insecure and unable to build assertive relationships. with the rest. He could also become a rebellious child, disobedient and unable to follow the rules and make friends.
On the other hand, if you don’t know how your child is doing in school, you won’t be able to give them the help they need if, for example, they are being bullied. In fact, it has been shown that most cases of bullying go unnoticed by parents and teachers because children do not usually talk about it, so that the problem comes to light when the greatest damage has already been done. Let us bear in mind that in Spain alone it is estimated that there are more than 500,000 children who suffer from bullying, of which very few are known.
The good news is that there are different ways to find out how your child is doing at school without resorting to the classic question that they usually answer laconically. We show you other ways to ask how the day went.
How to ask your son how his day at school was?
- What was your favorite thing to do today at school?
- Who would you rather not play with at recess?
- What was the best thing that happened to you today at school? And the worst?
- If you were the teacher, what would you have done today and what would you not have done in class?
- Who could you have been nicer to today in class? Why didn’t you go?
- What would you have liked to do or learn today at school?
- If you could have moved someone in your class today, who would you have moved? Why?
- What did you find the most boring of the day?
- Tell me something funny that happened to you today.
- If you could have chosen, who would you have liked to sit with in class today? And with whom would you not have liked? Why?
- If I called your teacher now, what would he tell me about your behavior in class today?
- Did you help a colleague today? How?
- Has a colleague helped you today? How?
- Tell me something interesting that you learned throughout the day.
- Did you do something that made you happy today?
- Of the things you did today, what would you have liked not to do?
- Who did something fun today in class? Why did you find it funny?
- Would you have liked to play with someone at recess today, someone you’ve never played with?
- Would you rather someone in your class hadn’t come today? Why?
- What class did you like the most today?
- Tell me something positive that happened to you today.
- What did you play today at recess?
- What has been your favorite part of the meal?
- Has something sad happened today?
- If you could delete something that happened today, what would you delete?