We have all been there. We finally reunite with our children after a long day apart. They have spent the day at school- learning, growing, playing. You have spent the day at home, work, running errands, etc.
You see them, scoop them up, give them a giant hug, and ask the age-old question, 'How was your day?'.
If you're lucky, this might be met with a 'good!' or maybe even a smile. BUT more often than not, we are met with a shrug, blank stare, grumpy face, or exhausted yawn. This could be because they are tired after a long day. Or they may be unable to verbalize their recollection of the day. Or they may be overwhelmed by the process of recalling that information in itself. As parents, this can be tough because we want to connect, catch up, and ultimately get a glimpse into our children's world. But how??
Keep reading for a handful of ideas from our team!
Maintain ongoing communication with your child’s teacher so that you are aware of your child’s learning, day-to-day experiences, routines, friendships, and challenges.
Are you a Rise parent? See tips for how you can utilize our home-school communication tools to talk to your child about their day.
We hope these tips are helpful and lead to quality time together before or after school. Do you have more tips that work within your family? We would love to hear! Please share them with firstname.lastname@example.org to be included in this post. Thank you!