Parent Corner

Your children have been working hard and have been engaged in lots of exciting activities during their first two weeks of school.

Sometimes, it is hard to get kids to talk about their school day.   

Please see below for some ideas that may help. 

If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact your child’s social worker or mental health therapist. 

Social Workers

Christine Saitz-412 342-4374

Keri Schreyer-412 342-4373

Mental Health Therapists

Brad Lathom-412 342-4383

Kristi Ryan-412 342-4375

Sarah Seman-412 342-4319

 Questions to Ask Kids About Their Day at School


Get a sense of your child's life at school by asking questions that elicit more than a one-word response.

The trick is to ask about things that are specific, but still open-ended. Move beyond "fine" and "nothing" by asking your kids to describe her world. It is also great to start the conversation with an anecdote from your own day. Try one of these conversation-starters:

  1. Tell me about the best part of your day.
  2. What was the hardest thing you had to do today?
  3. Did any of your classmates do anything funny?
  4. Tell me about what you read in class.
  5. Who did you play with today? What did you play?
  6. Do you think math [or any subject] is too easy or too hard?
  7. What's the biggest difference between this year and last year?
  8. What rules are different at school than our rules at home? Do you think they're fair?
  9. Who did you sit with at lunch?
  10. Can you show me something you learned (or did) today?