50 Life-Changing Questions to Ask Your Child After School!

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“What did you do today?” Is the age-old question parents ask their children as they enter the house from school but as we know the answer is almost always, “Nothing!”

Here are 50 life-changing questions that will give parents across the world a chance to truly understand how their child feels about school.

Ask these questions, actively listen to their answers and let’s change the world together!!!

  1. Did you see someone smile today? Why were they smiling?
  2. Can you tell me an example of someone who cared for somebody else today?
  3. Was there an example of unkindness at school today ? What do you do?
  4. Was there anyone everyone looking lonely during recess? How did you feel when you saw that?
  5. What did you talk about during group time?
  6. Did you learn any new words today?
  7. Did anyone do anything silly to make you laugh? Was it the right time to be silly?
  8. Did anyone cry? Why were they crying?
  9. What did you find hard? Did you still try even though it was difficult?
  10. What is the most popular game at recess? How would you change the rules?
  11. What was the best thing that happened today?
  12. How did you help your teacher today? Is it important to care about your teacher?
  13. Did you say “thank you?” To anyone today? What did they do to make you feel thankful?
  14. Who did you sit with at lunch? Why did you decide to sit together?
  15. What made you laugh?
  16. Did you learn something new?
  17. What are you looking forward to tomorrow?
  18. Was there a time when you were afraid? Did you tell anyone?
  19. Did you fail today in any way? How did you feel? What will you do to overcome the challenge?
  20. Did you ever feel unsafe? What happened to make you feel like that? Did you tell anyone?
  21. What is something you heard that surprised you?
  22. What do you regret doing? Why?
  23. Did your teacher say anything that has stuck in your mind?
  24. Tell me something you know today that you didn’t know yesterday.
  25. Was there a time when you felt tired?
  26. How did someone encourage you? Did you encourage anyone else?
  27. Did you like your lunch? Would you like to start making your own lunch?
  28. Rate your day on a scale from 1-10.
  29. Did anyone get in trouble today? What did they do wrong? How did the teacher react?
  30. Did you try something new?
  31. What questions did you ask at school today?
  32. Did you wake up feeling tired or energised?
  33. Would you like to plan an adventure this weekend?
  34. What are you reading at school? Did you have time to read to a teacher?
  35. What was the hardest rule to follow today? Which new rule would you like to put in place and why?
  36. Can you tell me a story? I’ll promise I’ll listen to the whole thing.
  37. If school was cancelled tomorrow what would you like to do instead?
  38. Are you ready for tomorrow? Is there anything you need to do?
  39. Is there anyone who makes you feel worried at school? Why?
  40. What made your teacher smile? What made him/her frown?
  41. Did you have time to yourself today?
  42. Was anyone happy to see you arrive at school today?
  43. What made you feel proud?
  44. Did anyone do anything to make you feel loved? Will you do the same to others?
  45. Do you need more time with me tonight?
  46. What would you change about your classroom if you could?
  47. How do you think your teacher felt today?
  48. What moment in your day made you think, “Wow, I did it!”
  49. If you switched places with your teacher tomorrow, what would you teach the class?
  50. Do you know how much I love you? And how proud I am of you?

Parents will soon see children growing towards their full potential. Compassionate, empathetic and independent learners who feel that they have the power to make a difference in the world – this is every parent’s dream.