The question “How was your day?” always gets a too-short response from whoever you’re asking, but your child barely answer it at all. Bell got a little frustrated with this and explained calmly to her children why she was asking in the first place.

“Do you know why we ask you about your day?” She told PopSugar, “I ask you about your day and I ask Daddy about his day because we’ve been separated for a few hours and I wonder how you’re feeling … if you experienced something today you want to talk about. Also because I’m interested and it gives us a chance to reconnect to each other. That’s why people ask one another about their day. It also makes the other person that’s being asked feel very good and valued. It’s a nice way to show you love someone.”

Now that’s something to try at home.

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