My son has had some classroom challenges, so I wanted to help him focus on what he could do to make positive changes. Instead of giving him a lecture on what I thought he should do, I came up with the idea of using a version of question games for kids to get him thinking.
The question game worked like a charm to get him thinking about the school issue, and you can also use question games for kids on other issues. Here are my questions and his answers.
“Andrew,” I said. “I’m going to ask you some questions. Write down the first answer that pops into your head. There are no right or wrong answers, but keep them short, okay?”
For all of these questions, keep it light and brief. The quickest way to lose your child’s attention is to drone on and on. When you’ve finished asking the questions, go over your child’s answers with an open mind. I’ll share how that looked with my son.
Question Games for Kids for How to Get Good Grades:
Me: What’s holding you back the most from making good grades?
Answer: Not paying attention in class
Me: What can we do at home to help you?
Answer: Keep things quieter when I’m doing my homework
Me: On a scale of 1 – 10, with 10 being the highest, how committed are you to doing better next marking period?
Me: Are you ready to come up with a study plan so that you can do better?
Question Games for How to Get Kids to Do Chores:
Q: What chore do you hate the most?
Q: What chore do you hate the least?
Q: Why is it good to help with chores?
Q: What could make chore time better?
Q: What chore do you do really well?
Q: Do you do your chores fast like a rabbit or easy going like a turtle?
Q: Would you rather have a chore chart or pull chores out of a jar?
Question Games for Kids for Siblings Fighting
Q: Why do you hit your sister/brother?
Q: What makes you mad enough to do that?
Q: How do you think it makes her/him feel?
Q: What could you do instead of hitting?
And, just curious here, what questions have you used to get your children in the problem-solving mode?