My daughter is 8 and in the third grade. When I get home from work and want to hear all about her day, I used to ask “How was your day?” or even “What did you do today?”
Her typical response “I don’t know” or “Nothing”.
So instead of getting aggravated or annoyed with her lack of wanting to tell me anything, I changed up my questions. I started asking very specific questions that did not have a yes/no answer to spark some sort of memory from her day. Now I ask;