Kid Conversations & a Daily Dose of Kid-Spiration: Here's a Fun Way to Get Kids to Open Up & Think! Fun With Dad Fatherhood Tip of the Day

If you could have dinner with three people past or present who would it be and why? Lately, I’ve been reading a lot about daily mantras for kids, positivity, enlightenment and empowerment through conversation. But seriously, who has time in the middle of a daily parent grind to be super creative and turn this stuff into action? Eh hem … Elf on a Shelf, anyone?

Our kids were getting bored with the same old “Have a good morning,” "How was your day?" rotations, so we decided to spice it up with some fun daily questions, quotes and conversations. Fast forward to my 4-year-old dragging me through the cheap section of Target (you know the one by the front door). Mini dry erase board for 2.99? I’m in.

My wife and I got our Google on and printed out a couple lists of quotes, questions and mantras and stuck them in our drawer. Each day we change it up with a question on top, quote on the bottom. It only takes 30 seconds (wink).

The kids actually look forward to them now and it gives us a morning shot of inspiration, too. It may work for you, it may not, but we have a lot of fun seeing what our kids come up with.

Here's one for parents who read this: If you could have a superpower, what would it be and why?

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Comments (8)

Cassiday
This is a great idea
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
OK, this is genius. Absolutely love it and wish I had thought of it for my kids, Michael Kennedy !
Michael Kennedy
Never too late- I am reaping the benefits as an adult :)
Jessica Acree
I have a cute chalkboard in the basement with no purpose...🙌🏼 this would be a fun way to generate thought & conversation with the bigs and the littles in the house!
Michael Kennedy
Now my kids jump in the ride and ask what the "Question of the Day" is...it's kind of fun :)
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