Connection. Connection. Connection!
After a long day at daycare, preschool, or grade school, your child is longing for connection. According to Adlerian Psychology, a human’s basic need is belong and significance.
We had a difficult year at preschool. And I wanted to connect with my child on a more significant level. After hearing the words, “I don’t know” to how was your day. I decided I needed to connect with my questions on a different level.
Here are the 3 questions I ask our children after I pick them up from daycare or school.
- What was one thing that made you laugh?
- What was one thing you learned?
- What made you smile today?
On most days, I find out a wealth of information regarding our children’s day by asking these open ended and showing our children’s sense of belonging and significance. I often receive a lot of valuable information about their day including their fears, hopes and dreams.
What questions do you ask your little one when seeing them after even a couple of hours?