The top 5 things never to ask your child right after school

Talking to your child after school about their day can be difficult. How to quash the melodramatic sighs from your teenager and still be engaged with your kid's life at school? Check out the top 5 questions to avoid asking. (Hint: each question holds an expectation.)

2. What do you have for homework?

Homework is the last thing she or he wants to think about right now. When you ask this, they're thinking, Do you expect me to work all the time? You must think I can’t do anything right. Get off my back. Your child has many more important things on his or her her mind once she is out of school and none of them have to do with homework.

Safest answer from a child: “I don’t have any.”

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