Close [X]
LOG IN
Close [X]
PLEASE LOG IN OR REGISTER

Sorry, you need to be a registered member and logged in to access this page.
Please login or register below.

REGISTER

It's easy, quick and FREE!

25 Conversation Starters to Connect With Your Kid

Member Contribution
EMAIL THIS
or Cancel
Conversation with Kids, conversation starters, children

Conversing with your child opens a great opportunity to know more about your child and bond with him/her. The skill of talking with children comes naturally for some and for few it can be a struggle. Like any adult conversation, the key is to get started and then it takes its own natural course. Find a time you think your child is relaxed to initiate some meaningful exchanges. Mealtimes or during a stroll in the park are some great times to catch up with your child. Make sure there are no TV and other media around to keep the conversation meaningful and focused.

One of the secrets of happy families is to have an active and friendly conversation with children to foster a sense of a strong bond and support to one another. Here are some ideas to initiate family conversations:

1. What did you do this week?

2. Which is the best gift that you have ever received? What makes it special?

3. When were you very happy or upset today? Why?

4. Which is your favorite season?

5. What will you do if Mommy gives you Rs.10?

6. What one good thing happened in your school today?

7. Which is your favorite festival? Do they make you happy?

8. Which subject do you hate?

9. Do you like cricket? Who do you think is the best cricketer?

10. Do you like to do puzzles? Number or word puzzles?

11. Which has been your favorite vacation so far?  Why?

12. Which restaurant is your favorite?

13. Do you like to dance?

14. Do you know mythological stories? Which character do you like the most? Why?

15. Do you pray to god and what do you pray?

16. Which is the best surprise that you have ever had?

17. What are you thinking about right now?

18. Do you look at the stars? What do you think about them?

19. Which is your favorite place in the house and why?

20. What makes you happy/sad/angry/worried? What do you do when you become happy/sad/angry/worried?

21. Do you like your name? If you could be re-named what would you like to be called?

22. What do you enjoy doing with your family?

23. Do you know stories? Which is your favorite ones?

24. Who is your best friend?

25. What do you want to be when you grow up? Why?

Ask open-ended questions. Get beyond one-word answers and persuade the child to explain in a sentence or two. If they say, ‘I don’t know”, respond saying, “take your time, think about it and tell me”. Do not give up if a child does not reciprocate for the first time. Keep trying. Do not get upset or lose patience since you will lose an opportunity to know your child and teach him/her the invaluable skill of communication.

Have a good time conversing with your child!

Don't miss our exclusive content. Follow Indusladies
About coolblues

coolblues is a contributing member of Indusladies. To see coolblues's community profile, go here.

See other contributions by coolblues.

Would like to contribute to Indusladies? Find out how.

  • Joke of the Day
  • Thought for the Day
  • Photo of the Day
  • Daily Fortune
  • Daily Poll
Indusladies Daily Joke Image

Obvious Questions

1. At the movies: When you meet acquaintances/friends...
Stupid Question:-
Hey, what are you doing here?
Answer:-
Don't you know, I sell tickets in black over here..

2. In the bus: A heavy lady wearing pointed high-heeled shoes steps on your feet...
Stupid Question:-
Sorry, did that hurt?
Answer:-
No, not at all, I'm on local anesthesia.....why don't you try again?

3. At a funeral: One of the teary-eyed people ask...
Stupid Question:-
Why, why him, of all people?
Answer:-
Why? Would it rather have been you?

4. At a restaurant: When you ask continue reading...


MORE FUN STUFF
Daily_Thought_22

Thought for the day!

“If you’ve heard this story before, don’t stop me, because Id like to hear it again.”


-Groucho Marx

MORE FUN STUFF
MORE FUN STUFF
Friday, October 24th, 2014
What's in store for you today?
Choose your fortune cookie to find out!
Cookies Opened Today : 79
Your Fortune For Today
Friday, October 24th, 2014

Does your job have a good profit-sharing plan, or do you own company stock? If so, expect to hear that its value has skyrocketed beyond what anyone had hoped. This is worthy of celebration. You and your colleagues should do just that. A romantic interest might offer congratulations. This trend is likely to continue. You might be a millionaire some day.

Today is a day you should think about having a lot of fun! Call your friends and plan a fun group activity and try to forget all your work tension today. Just make sure to not make any hasty purchases in your joyous mood since you may regret them later.

Your charm can be used to advance any interest early today. The more you can find creative ways to help others, the better your chances of getting what you want as well. Communication is likely to be flying in all directions. Make as many contacts as possible for the best results.

A small sum of money could come your way today. It could be that someone pays you what’s owed you, or you could win a small amount in a lottery. You might find a $20 bill lying in the street! Sex and romance are very much on your mind. If you can’t get together with a partner this evening, you might curl up with a steamy novel or watch a romantic video.

You might feel that money is flowing out of your bank account all too quickly lately, and this might be a cause of worry for you. You could feel you’ve spent too much on decorations for your home or on entertaining family and friends. Don’t worry! You’ll make up for it, and besides, you can’t take it with you, you know. Watch your spending, but don’t turn into a miser.

Recent developments have brought new interests into your life. As a result, you might be seriously considering enrolling in a formal course of study involving these subjects. If you really want to do this, it’s definitely the right time to start. Others in your community might want to do the same, so a get-together to discuss the subject might help. Books and magazines could also be useful.

Romance should be going beautifully for you today. Your romantic partner looks especially attractive and probably is in a great mood. You might decide to attend a lecture together or plan a weekend getaway. Communication between you is open, honest, supportive, and loving. Don’t let this day pass you by. Make sure you get together. This could end up being a day to remember.

The cosmic energy encourages you to unleash your inner rebel. You can now show your true colors to the world. There is nothing wrong with being original. Singles can flirt shamelessly with the object of their fantasies. A wonderful playfulness in the air encourages having fun with children or pets.

Just for today, ignore your habit of always trying to find an explanation for everything. Something is changing inside you and in the way you react to situations. The desire to incorporate life’s more unpredictable aspects into your personality is the basis for these changes. A lot of your theories are only there to reassure you, but you probably know that. Why not try being honest with yourself?

MORE FUN STUFF