Tell me if this sounds familiar while sitting around the dinner table with your kids...
Parent - "How was school?"
Son - "good"
Parent - "just good?"
Son - "yup"
Parent - "what did you do?"
Son - "stuff"
Parent - "like what?"
Son - "why are you asking me all these questions!"
Painfully close to the truth?
We don't want to admit it, but as our kids get older, the conversations can quickly turn into one word responses. If we are truly honest with ourselves, the conversations with our kids can even be awkward.
There is hope parents! Of all the 1000+ questions I have written in my book and the 1000 more that are waiting to see the light of day, there is ONE single question that has worked wonders during my family's dinner discussions. If you can consistently ask this ONE question each day for a 2 week trial, I bet your dinner conversation can be transformed.
What is this great, magical question?
"What was your high and low for the day."
Pretty simple, isn't it? Think it is too good to be true? I challenge you to try this for 2 weeks straight.
I've been asking this question every family dinner for over 7 years. My kids expect it (consistency), they fight to see who goes first (bought into it), and share some AMAZING stories I would have never heard from them if I never gave them a forum to share. Even better - my kids gets to hear the real highs and lows of their parents. There is so much value for your kids to hear what really excites you and what struggles you tackle each day. It gets your kids involved in your life.
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