You want to interact and make connection when your kids get home from school. Your kids do too but not in the way you might think.
You’ve missed them, you want to know what they did all day, how they got along, if they had any problems. But questions can feel like an interrogation.
- How was school today?
- What do you have for homework?
- When are you going to do your homework?
- What did you get on the test?
- What did you learn today?
They have just spent a long hard day meeting (or not) expectations, doing things they might not want to do, following orders, coping for hours, and hopefully working hard and learning. Probably the last they want to do is go over their day with you. They need a break. They need to know here is the place where I can be myself. They need to chill.