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How do I speak to my five to eight year old about school?

When you ask your child about their school day, try to use open-ended questions. An open-ended question will invite answers that are longer than just ‘yes’, ‘no’ or ‘OK’.  For instance, why not ask him what games he played at lunch?
 
Tips for how to talk to your child about school
Set aside what you’re doing and give your child your full attention when she talks to you about anything, especially school.Try to take anything your child tells you about school as seriously as possible.  For instance, say things like ‘That’s really interesting,’ or ‘How did that make you feel?’When you talk about the school and teachers in front of your child, make sure to use respectful language. It’s important that your child knows that you respect and support the school.
 
Informal moments often present some of the best chances to ask your child about school. Chat to him about school during, car trips, walks together, when cooking or watching TV together.

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