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Family mealtimes are some of the most valuable times of the day. During the school year, the kids and I don’t get to enjoy lunches together, so I cherish dinner and breakfast.
I usually wake up early every morning and cook breakfast for my family, but I’m not a perfect mom or wife, and sometimes I hit the snooze button one too many times or somehow manage to sleep right through the alarm.
On mornings like those, I am so thankful for big bowls of Cheerios and happy smiles all around. No one in my house likes missing breakfast, and I’m not surprised.
For years, I’ve been telling them that starting the day off with a delicious meal is the “right” way to start the day.
They don’t call it BREAK fast for nothing! 😉 Going to school and work hungry? Well, that’s just not cool.
Another wonderful part of eating breakfast together each morning is being able to set your children (and husband) up for the best day they can have by asking probing questions to get them thinking.
10 Questions To Ask Your Children Each Morning:
I have created a printable for you to use, but I will also include the questions here:
1. How did you sleep last night? What did you dream about?
2. What are you looking forward to today? Why?
3. What do you dread doing today? How can we make it better?
4. Who will you make smile today? How?
5. Who do you think will make you smile today? Why?
6. Do you have everything you need for school today?
7. Can you tell us a joke?
8. If you could study anything today, what would it be?
9. What book are you reading today? Tell me about it.
10. What’s new with your friends?
Staying involved in your children’s lives is vital to building a close relationship with them, one where they feel safe sharing their life with you.
It’s also a great idea to help push them towards positivity by encouraging them to think about making someone smile or doing something kind for someone else.
Even if you only use a few of these questions each day, I promise you will never regret sitting across the table from a child that knows you’re interested in investing in them!