The Best Questions to Ask Kids

“How was your day?”

“Fine.”

“What did you do in school today?”

“Nothing.”

These words are the first paragraph in Melissa and my book, The Back Door to Your Teen’s Heart.  They’re the first words mostly because they’re universal.  They’re taking place in every carpool and every home every day across the country. 

You’ve experienced the frustration.  The one-word answers.  The eye rolls.  The back of a phone rather than the blue of their eyes.  So, how do you connect?  How can you ask questions that actually require verbal responses rather than grunts? Continue Reading

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