10 Pillow Talk Questions For You And Your Child
Created by Urvashi Shah Updated on Jul 30, 2018
Every family has their bedtime routines, which range from cleaning the dishes to brushing teeth to making beds and so on. Your children’s bedtime routine is more than a mere transition from day to night, it leaves a small window open for you to connect and bond with them. This also helps to avoid any sort of sleep related drama in your child. These days everyone is busy with their own lives and since most parents are working, it gives them very little time to connect with their children on a regular basis. So before you tuck your children in their beds, there are a few questions that you can ask them, which might grow in to a meaningful conversation. These conversations are a great way to connect with your child heart to heart.
Since it might be tough for you to get your child to talk on various questions, you must however refrain from asking questions, which can be answered with a plain ‘Yes’ or ‘No’. If you wish to derive meaningful answers from your child and also get a sneak peak in to his/her life, open-ended questions are the way to do so. Following are a bunch of questions that you can ask your child before he/she hits bed and goes off in to sweet slumber.
- What do you like to dream about?
- How would you describe your family?
- Who is your hero and why?
- What do you like more about your best friend?
- What is the one thing that you would like to learn to do well?
- Do you know someone who is going through a hard time? How would you help him/her?
- What is the best thing about your school and teacher?
- What are the five words that describe you?
- What makes you truly happy in your heart?
- What made you sad today?
Asking these questions will help you get more out of your children and will give you an insight in to their lives. There might be a few questions, which can reveal where and why your child is struggling in his/her life, and will help you work on those issues too. Also, having pillow talks with your children fosters good language development than simply just reading them a bedtime story, which is more of a one way conversation. It isn’t enough to just speak to your children, you must engage them in conversations right from a young age, which will help them expose to new words that they can catch up on quickly. More importantly, you will get to know your child in depth and also gives you a chance to give them important lessons in life. Apart from these above mentioned 10 questions, you can make up a number of them and ask your children. Make pillow talks a routine from now on in your family.
| Sep 03, 2018
very useful & informative article but my daughter ( 3 years and 7 months old) can't answer those questions which mentioned in the article. This her problem if either me or anyone ask any question she won't be able to reply the same. Simantenously she repeats the same question. Her class teacher also complained me that she doesn't understand the simple instructions and questions. I tried to speak her in my own way but she can't. At the same time, she can tell her name, parents name, school name, friends name etc. A,B, C& D....... 1,2,3,4....... She is too much interested in music. She can sing half of the song. How should I overcome this? How can I start?
| Sep 04, 2018
@Antara As parent we have to understand that each child is different and may learn slow or fast to respond to questions/situations. Your child seems to be playful at times to get better concentration levels, try to play indoor games that involves physical and mental awareness such as block games etc.