Conversation starters – primary school children

Not sure how to get your kids talking? Try asking the following:

  • How am I doing as your dad (or other appropriate father-figure title)? What could I be doing better?
  • If you could change one thing about your family, what would it be? Why?
  • If you could go back or forward in time, where would you go? Why? Would you want to stay there always, or just visit? Why?
  • If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go? Why? Would you want to stay there always, or just visit? Why?

Tips:

Do you know where your child is all day? Visit their school and see!

Take your child to school and ask them to show you around – where is their classroom? Where do they sit? Where do they eat lunch? Where is the playground? Who is their teacher? Who are their friends? Having this information will make it easier to relate to your child as they tell you about their school life.

Tips:

If you are new to FIFO work or lots of travel

Allow time for you and the family to adapt to the new routine.