3 Ways to get your Kids to Talk about their School Day

sept 18

Several nights ago, when I asked my kids over dinner how their day was,  I learned that my son had a “Drug Abuse Talk”  in school, my daughter has renewed friendship with her on-off friend and my 3 year old has battled the evil forces of Zurg in school with his friend, Jacob.

The things they share over the course of dinner, keeps me updated and strengthens our mother-child bonds.  It is also a good starting point for worthy talks that would have otherwise been hard to bring up, like drug abuse talk or sex talk.

Not every child is as open though.  Some children when asked,  will brush it off with a “good” or an “ok.”

Here are some ways I get them talking.

  • Ask specific questions.  Sure,  I begin with “How was your day today?”  And they would answer with an “ok” but I don’t stop at that.  For my bigger kids, I asked them who they hung out with for lunch.  What they played at dismissal?  For my toddler,  I ask him about the new song he learned in school, the book they read,  the games they played..
  • Know their schedule.  I try to know their daily schedule.  I know what subjects they have for the day and ask them about the subjects. What did they use to dress up the back board at school for English? How was the mini-play in Social Studies?  How was the test in Math, was it hard or easy and why they found it so.  How was PE,  what did you do in PE?   For my toddler,  since I know the themes they are discussing in school, I ask what animals in the zoo he learned today.  What community helper is his favorite.  Did he meet letter J already?
  • Use Artwork and Take Home Papers as Conversation Starters.    Whenever my kids bring home an art work or take home writing compositions, test papers,  I use it to start conversations.  I ask my toddler what he drew, what is happening in his drawing.  While for my bigger kids,  I check their test paper and check where they made mistakes and try to process the mistakes with them.  Were they careless?  Or are they confused with the topic?
  • Lastly, I tell them about my day as well.  It’s a conversation and each person gets to share about their day, that includes me and my husband. I tell them how my meeting with a client went,  the new flavor of ice cream I tried at the restaurant, etc.

When I get them talking with one question already,  I stop and listen.  As Parent’s Choice said,  “A child gains confidence as she relates her day and you affirm her.”

Parent’s Choice wrote a very good article about Tips to get your Kids to Talk about Her School Day, that you can read here.

How about you how do you get your big kids or toddler to talk about their day?

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No Two Women are Alike: Understanding the Difference in Lactacyd’s 5 Variants

Lactacyd 5 Variants

No two women are alike, so goes the new tagline of Lactacyd Feminine care line.  I was invited to the glamorous launch of Lactacyd last week at the Crowne Plaza and I was thrilled to see their Brand Ambassador, Anne Curtis, live!

I always thought Anne Curtis is pretty but when I saw her at the event,  she was more than just a pretty face.  She is oozing with confidence,  is vibrant, light and fun.  I’m a fan!  O di ba, now I follow her on Twitter and Instagram!

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Pretty, light, vibrant and fun Anne Curtis

Pretty, light, vibrant and fun Anne Curtis

In the event, they launched the newest variant of Lactacyd, “Cool and Fresh” with a light and fun TV commercial of Anne Curtis.

They also highlighted the 5 variants of Lactacyd.  You know when there are so many variants, you go by what is prettiest to the eye, pleasant to the smell.  Or maybe just reach out for the original variant.  I’m both depending on how much time I have in the grocery:-)

But it would be good to know what to reach out for because more than just the packaging and the smell,  each variant addresses our different needs, personalities, lifestyle and hygienic care routines.

Lactacyd Protecting is best for women who may experience irritation as a result of daily activities and humidity. Thanks to lactoserum and lactic acid, this classic Lactacyd keeps itching, irritation and odor away through its delicate caring properties.

Lactacyd White Intimate is a whitening feminine wash that provides women with safe and clinically-tested cleansing with effective lightening of the bikini area.   Made with natural plant-based Actipone-B, marine-based Algowhite, and milk-ingredients, Lactacyd White Intimate gently lightens the intimate area within 4 weeks1 that’s why it’s preferred by 9 out of 10 Asian women2.

Lactacyd Revitalize has youth reviving benefits that goes beyond cleansing.  It promotes both skin elasticity and softness, it has Vitamin E and collagen which are known ingredients to enhance skin softness, suppleness and firmness. Users claim to achieve 90% skin youthfulness in just 10 days3.

Lactacyd All-Day Care combines natural milk extracts with light floral scent that gently cleanses and refreshes the intimate area. It also comes in handy All-Day Care Wipes for on-the-go feminine care.

Lactacyd Cool and Fresh, helps women stay pleasantly protected and confident with its longer-lasting freshness4. Made with menthol essences and milk extracts, this clear and mildly soothing variant effectively provides cooling and longer-lasting freshness against the sticky-icky feeling down there.

Nice to know, right?  Personally, I would reach out for the Lactacyd White Intimate, Lactacyd Revitalize or Lactacyd Cool and Fresh.  What would you reach out for?

Yours truly, trying to strike a pose at the Lactacyd event.

Yours truly, trying to strike a pose at the Lactacyd event.

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Disclosure:  Thanks to Redge of Entertainment Angle for inviting me to the launch.

 

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