Have Dinnertime Discussions
Take advantage of your captive audience at the dinner table each night. Implement a 'no screens policy' so that distractions will be limited, which in turn will encourage conversation. Here are a couple of prompts to connect as a family:
Tell us something you learned today.
Share something that you were proud of today.
What is something that you wished didn't happen today?
What are you most looking forward to tomorrow?
Using the prompts above will help you learn about what successes and struggles your kids experienced during the day. The last prompt will help your child think ahead to a new day.