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i wonder. . .

Is this a familiar theme in your household?

How was your day? fine.

What happened at school? not much.

Wanna talk about it? not really.

It seems like no matter how hard I try, those questions never seem to get much information. A wise school counselor once suggested I use different words to ask the same question. Just begin with “I wonder. . .” and get a little more specific:

“It's all make believe, isn't it?” I wonder. . . who you sat with at lunch today?

I wonder. . . how things went in math class?

I wonder. . . what kids do before the first bell rings?

Somehow, when I phrase my questions this way, my kids want to fill in the blanks for poor, clueless mom. And I get more information. Amazing.

Try it today! I wonder how it will work in your family?

For more great Works for Me Wednesday ideas, go to We are THAT Family.

*Yes, this is a repost from the very early days of this blog.  If you noticed, my apologies, and thanks for sticking with me!

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