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  1. Rachel Sweeney says:

    I’m definitely saving this list for later use, because I’m very guilty of falling into that “trap” you mentioned at the start of this post. My best question I was able to come up with other than “how was your day” was “did you do anything unusual or exciting today?”, but other than that I was at a loss. All these questions will definitely help!

  2. I love these ideas. We often struggle with dinner table conversation and dead-end questions. The older the kids get, the harder it is to get to know them!

  3. Angelica Lohan says:

    I frequently ask my kids “What was the best thing that happened today?” Or “What was the worst thing that happened today?”. Usually I get good replies but sometimes someone will say, “Nothing really good or bad happened today.” :l

  4. Claire Mullally says:

    Hi Kelly, did you have a list of questions that are great for the end of a school day to hear how their day was?? (I seem to remember from years ago)

  5. My kids are grown, but the question we found most successful with our 3 sons was: On a scale of 1-10, how was today and why?

  6. Kelly, this list is awesome. My kids are older than yours (15 and 16) but I think parents of teens need this list even more than those of the little ones. I actually printed it out. Thank you!