When you’re in the regular routine of your week, it can be very easy to get into habits. For instance, when picking the kids up from school you may well be distracted by other activities that are waiting to be completed and therefore be a little absentminded. However, it’s important to take the time to check in with them about their day.
Shows Them You Are There
There’s nothing more important to a child than feeling their parents are involved and invested in their lives. Asking them about their day is the perfect way to show how much you care about them and what they’re up to in their lessons and with their friends.
Allows Them to Talk About Anything
Going through their day’s activities can help you understand their school life better and identify anything concerning. If they are feeling troubled by anything, then this gives them an ideal chance to bring it up.
Demonstrates Social Skills
As well as the importance of hearing about their day, this simple chat can help provide them with clear examples of positive social interactions. Seeing that it’s polite and friendly to ask how someone is will help them learn this useful social skill.