Why "Fine" Is a Four-Letter Word in My House (& How to Avoid It)! by Lisa Henthorn

Parenting
5 years ago
Why "Fine" Is a Four-Letter Word in My House (& How to Avoid It)!

When I sit down to dinner with my girls, I don't want to hear that school, swim practice and the spelling test were "fine." Call me nosy (I can take it), but I want details! How to eke more out of my tired, often reluctant kiddos? 

We play "High-Low-Better." Each of us goes around the table and identifies the best part of the day, the worst part and something they'd like to do better tomorrow. Mom goes first. It's a great way to start conversations and stay connected. It gives the girls an additional way to communicate. My favorite? When they claim the best part of their day is "right now!"

Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Love this tip, Lisa Henthorn! What a great way to get details out of kids (who are so often reluctant to share, especially as they get older). Thanks for the great idea for all of us nosy parents, LOL!
Naimah Razak
i love this, makes way for open ended conversations with detail...perfect!

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